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Personal Licence

A Personal Licence authorises individuals to supply or authorise the supply of alcohol at premises having the benefit of a Premises Licence or a Temporary Event Notice. The personal licence is separate from the Premises Licence.

To qualify for a personal licence the applicant must fulfil certain criteria which are set out in the Act. Lancaster City Council must grant the licence provided that the applicant:

  • is aged 18 or over
  • has not forfeited a personal licence within the period of five years before making the application
  • possesses an accredited licensing qualification
  • has not been convicted of any relevant offence, as evidenced by a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) certificate which must have been issued within one month of submitting the licence application
  • produces two photographs (one certified to be a true likeness)
  • pays the fee (£37 by cheque/postal order payable to Lancaster City Council)
  • provides a completed application form and a declaration of convictions of any relevant or foreign offences

The personal licence relates only to the supply of alcohol under a premises licence. An individual will 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.

A personal licence does not authorise its holder to supply alcohol anywhere, but only from establishments with a Premises Licence or a TEN authorising the supply of alcohol in accordance with the premises licence or TEN.

An individual may hold only one personal licence at any one time.

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Last updated: 25 October 2017