If a premises licence lapses due to the death, incapacity or insolvency of the licence holder, someone with an interest in the premises or someone connected to the person who previously held the licence, can submit an Interim Authority Notice (IAN).
An IAN must be submitted within 28-days of the date the licence lapsed.
The licence is then reinstated and the person who submitted the notice is then the holder of the licence. An IAN remains in force for a period of three months during which time an application to transfer the licence can be made.
Important Note: Individual applicants are not entitled to be issued with a licence if the licence authorises the sale of alcohol or late night refreshment 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.
Home Office Immigration Enforcement will need to be served with a copy of the application (where the premises sells alcohol by retail or provides late night refreshment) and will have 14 days to object if they have grounds to do so.
Application, guidance notes or terms and condition
Processing and timescalesWithin 10 working days from receipt of application.
Validity and renewals
The premises licence to which the IAN applies is subject to an annual fee, payable by the licence holder.
The annual fee is due on the anniversary of the grant of the original premises licence, an invoice shall be raised automatically and sent to the licence holder.
The electronic premises licensing register is currently unavailable. a copy of the register is available for inspection on request, please email premises.licensing@
manchester.gov.uk to make an appointment to view between 9am - 5pm at the Licensing Unit, Level 1, Town Hall Extension, Manchester, M2 5DB.
Contact Licensing in the first instance.