SummaryA premises licence is required to authorise the use of a premises for licensable activities. This includes the sale or supply of alcohol, the provision of regulated entertainment and the provision of late night refreshment (the provision of hot food or drink between 11pm and 5am).
The NDRV of any premises can be checked on the Valuation Office Agency (VOA). NDRV is revalued every 5 years. Premises that do not have a non-domestic rateable value are treated as falling into Band A for licensing fee purposes.
Standard fee rates are as per the attached document - Premises licence and Club premise fees
Application, guidance notes or terms and condition
- Application and guidance notes
- Designated Premises Supervisor (DPS) consent - consent form
- Entitlement to work/immigration status guidance notes - Important Note: Individual applicants are not entitled to be issued with a licence if they do not have the entitlement to live and work in the UK, or if they are subject to a condition preventing them from doing work relating to the carrying on of a licensable activity.
Premises Licence Model Conditions - this will assist parties in proposing appropriate conditions either as part of an operating model or to be imposed on licences.
- Plan of the premises;
- Consent form completed by the nominated Designated Premises Supervisor (DPS) - required for applications that include the sale of alcohol (see consent form above); and
- Application to include the Alternative Mandatory Condition (if applicable).
- Proof of your right to work in the United Kingdom - individual applicants only.
Processing and timescales
If posting the application, you are required to also serve a copy of the application, including the accompanying documentation, to the Responsible Authorities on the same day as the application is given to us. If the application is submitted electronically, we will provide copies to the Responsible Authorities by no later than the first working day after the application is received.
The consultation period is 28 days from receipt of the application. At the end of the consultation period if no representations are received, the licence shall be granted the day after the end of the consultation period and will be issued within the following 28 days.
If relevant representations are made against the application, a hearing will be held within 20 working days following the end of the consultation period, where the matter will be decided by the Licensing Sub-Committee. A notice will be sent within 10 working days of the decision being made.
Applicants are required to advertise their application in accordance with the relevant regulations - refer to the guidance notes on how to complete.
If no relevant representations (i.e. representations that were not deemed frivolous or vexatious) are received against your application, it will be granted as applied for upon completion of the consultation period.
A hearing must be held if any relevant representations are made (and not withdrawn) in respect of the application. If a hearing is held the licence can be granted or granted subject to additional conditions, licensable activities listed in the application can be excluded or the application can be rejected. We will send the decision to the applicant, along with any persons who made relevant representations and the chief of police.
Validity and renewals
The licence is valid whilst the premises is being used for licensable activities and is subject to an annual fee. The annual fee is due on the anniversary of the grant of the licence an invoice shall be raised automatically and sent to the licence holder.
If you do not want to use the premises for licensable activities please ensure you surrender the premises licence.
The electronic premises licensing register is currently unavailable. A copy of the register is available for inspection on request, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to make an appointment to view between 9am - 5pm at the Premises licence variation Licensing Unit, Level 1, Town Hall Extension, Manchester, M2 5DB.
Contact Licensing in the first instance.
There is a right of appeal against decisions of the Licensing Sub-Committee. Appeals should be made to a Magistrates' court within 21 days of notice of decision.