The fees for the applications for licences under the Licensing Act 2003 have now been set by the government with the intention of enabling licensing authorities to deliver tougher protections for local residents against alcohol related crime and disorder and public nuisance.
Under the new licensing system, premises will apply for a one-off premises licence and then pay an annual charge for their licence thereafter. The charge is based on the rateable value of the property.
Suspension of Premises Licences for failure to pay annual fees
Please note that from the 25 April 2012 section 120 of The Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act has amended the Licensing Act 2003.
The Act provides that where a premises licence holder has failed to pay the annual fee that is due, a licensing authority must suspend the premises licence unless the failure to pay is due to an administrative error, or the licence holder has notified the authority that they dispute liability for the fee and it is still within the 'grace period' which will be 21 days.
The new fee structure
Premises Licence Fees
Properties not subject to non-domestic rates will fall into Band A.
|Rateable Value Bands||A - no rateable value - £4,300||B - £4,3001 - £33,000||C - £33,001 - £87,000||D - £87,001 - £125,000||E - £125,001 and above|
In addition a multiplier will be applied to town centre pubs in bands D and E where they are exclusively or primarily in the business of selling alcohol as follows:-
|Band||D (x2)||E (x3)|
Application for a Minor Variation - £89
Application for a Personal Licence - £37
Temporary Event Notices
Temporary Event Notice - £21
Exceptionally Large Events
Licensing Authorities will also be able to charge an additional premises fee for exceptionally large events where the maximum number of persons exceeds 5000 at a licensable event.
Church halls, community halls, village halls or other similar buildings are exempt from paying any fees for a Premises Licence authorising only the provision of regulated entertainment.
No fees are payable by an educational institution, such as a school or a college (whose pupils/students have not attained the age of 19) for a Premises Licence authorising only the provision of regulated entertainment providing that it is for and on behalf of the educational institution.
There are also a number of other fees and charges payable which are as follows:
Theft, loss, etc. of premises licence or summary
|Application for a provisional statement where premises being built etc.||£315|
|Notification of change of address||£10.50|
|Application to vary licence to specify individual as premises supervisor||£23|
|Application for transfer of premises licence||£23|
|Interim authority notice following death etc. of licence holder||£23|
|Theft, loss etc. of certificate or summary||£10.50|
|Notification of change of name or alteration of rules of club||£10.50|
|Change of relevant registered address of club||£10.50|
|Theft, loss etc. of temporary event notice||£10.50|
|Theft, loss etc. of personal licence||£10.50|
|Duty to notify change of name or address||£10.50|
|Right of freeholder etc. to be notified of licensing matters||£21|
Should you need assistance in determining the level of fee payable, please contact the Licensing Office using the details below:
Tel: 0115 9071113
Fax: 0115 9071121