What is a premises licence?
You will need a premises licence if you are a business such as a cinema, pub, takeaway and late-night cafe and you want to provide various licensable activities.
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A premises licence will authorise the holder to provide the following licensable activities:
✅ the sale of alcohol.
✅ the supply of alcohol by a club to its members and guests.
✅ the sale of late-night refreshment (hot food and drink supplied between 11pm and 5am)
This also includes the provision of regulated entertainment within your premises or venue.
What is regulated entertainment?
A premises licence is also required if your premises or venue provide the following forms of entertainment:
✅ theatrical performance.
✅ showing a film.
✅ indoor sporting event.
✅ boxing or wrestling (indoor or outdoor)
✅ live music.
✅ recorded music.
✅ facilities for making music.
✅ dancing facilities.
Do I need a personal licence?
A personal licence will still be required even if the premises or venue has a premises licence. You will need a personal licence if your premises or venue provides the sale and supply of alcohol.
To sell alcohol you must first obtain a Certificate for Personal Licence Holders (APLH) qualification. You can achieve this by enrolling on a Personal Licence Training Course.
Applicants may also complete an Online Personal Licence Training Course.
How to apply for a premises licence
A premises licence application must be made via your local council. You can find the contact details for your local council at the Official UK Government Website.