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Personal Licence Application

A personal Licence allows the holder to authorise the sale or supply of alcohol in a venue or property which has a premises licence. The Personal Licence is separate from the Premises Licence which authorises the premises to be used for the supply of alcohol and other licensable activities. See guidance notes for further details.

Personal licences are issued by the Local Authority where a person is normally resident and renewed by the same authority irrespective of where the licence holder is resident at the time of renewal. You may only hold one Personal Licence at any time, which will be valid for the whole of your lifetime, but may be revoked if you are convicted of a relevant criminal offence, have to pay an immigration penalty, or are found to have given incorrect or misleading information in your application.

You must have the legal right to work in the UK in order to hold a Personal Licence, proof of which will be required with the application. See guidance notes. Licences will also lapse automatically if your right to work in the UK expires or comes to an end.

Personal licences are not tied to a specific premises, meaning holders of such licences can authorise sales of alcohol in all venues which have a premises licence, throughout England and Wales. This allows for greater flexibility for personal licence holders, and permits the movement of individuals from one premises to another.

The Licensing Act 2003 also states that if a Premises Licence includes the sale or supply of alcohol, a Designated Premises Supervisor must be named on the Premises Licence who will be responsible for the day to day running of the premises. The Designated Premises Supervisor must be a Personal Licence holder. It will not be necessary for all staff selling alcohol to hold a Personal Licence.

The Personal Licence relates only to the supply of alcohol under a Premises Licence. An individual does not require a Personal Licence for other licensable activities such as the provision of regulated entertainment or late night refreshment, or for the supply of alcohol under a club premises certificate.

In the case of Temporary Event Notices, Personal Licence holders will be able to give 50 Temporary Event Notices each year, whereas there will be a limit of 5 for non-Personal Licence holders.

Eligibility Criteria

Requirements for a new application for a Personal Licence:

  • Be over 18.

  • Hold Licensing Qualification that has been accredited by the Secretary of State. The aim of this provision is to ensure that licence holders are aware of licensing law and the wider social responsibilities attached to the sale of alcohol. see list of accredited qualifications in the guidance notes to Personal Licences.

  • A completed Application Form for a Personal Licence.

  • A completed Disclosure of Current Convictions and Civil Immigration penalties declaration.

  • You must have the legal right to work in the UK (see notes at back of application form).

  • You must submit evidence of your right to work the UK with your application.

  • Obtain a Scottish Disclosure Certificate and/or statement of foreign offences. This is to determine if the applicant holds any relevant offences. This service is currently available from Disclosure Scotland. Alternatively the form is available from the licensing section at Erewash Borough Council. The disclosure certificate has to be valid to within 1 month of the application. The contact number for Disclosure Scotland is 0870 609 6006

  • Two photographs, one of which must be endorsed.

  • Fee - £37.00 for a Personal Licence application payable to Erewash Borough Council.

Licence Holders are required under Section 127 of the Licensing Act 2003 to notify the relevant licensing authority if they change their name or if they move to a new residential address. We have provided a 'Change of Details' form that can be used for this purpose.

Important - Renewal of Personal Licence now not required

The Deregulation Bill received Royal assent on 26 March 2015 and was passed on 1 April 2015, becoming the Deregulation Act 2014. In simple terms this means that you are no longer required to renew your personal licence after the 10 year expiry date as was previously the case. The licence will remain valid with no expiry date

Please note that you are still required to let us know if you change your name or address so we can update your licence, otherwise you are not required to take any further action. If this is the case you will need to complete an additional separate form and pay the prescribed fee of £10.50.

Personal licence holders also have a duty to notify the relevant licensing authority if they have been convicted of a relevant or foreign offence. (This is a requirement under s.123 Licensing Act 2003. Relevant offences are listed in Schedule 4 to the Licensing Act 2003).

Regulation Summary

Equal Opportunities Monitoring

Erewash Borough Council is actively committed to treating all customers with dignity and respect regardless of race, gender, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion or belief. We would like to know who our customers are to check that everyone in the Borough is accessing the services they are entitled to and that no-one is is discriminated against unlawfully. Please take a short time to download and complete the Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form. All information will be treated as confidential and all questions are voluntary. This will help us to ensure that our services are fair and accessible to all. Please return the completed form to licensing@erewash.gov.uk.

Further Information

For further information regarding Personal Licences please contact the Licensing Department using the details below:

Licensing Office
Erewash Borough Council
Civic Centre
Derby Road
Long Eaton
Derbyshire
NG10 1HU

Tel: 0115 9071113
Fax: 0115 9071121
Email: licensing@erewash.gov.uk

Erewash Borough Council

Erewash Borough Council, Town Hall, Wharncliffe Road, Ilkeston, Derbyshire, DE7 5RP 0115 907 2244