Government confirms Personal Licences are here to stay

Between 12th September and 7th November last year, the government consulted on the potential abolition of personal licences with a view to them being replaced with local alternatives.

Under current law, every sale or supply of alcohol on a premises that has the benefit of a Premises Licence must be authorised by the holder of a Personal Licence.  In addition, the person with the day to day responsibility for the running of the premises (the Designated Premises Supervisor (DPS)) must also hold a Personal Licence.

The Government has today (24th March 2014) published its response to the consultation saying:  “The Government has listened to the views received in response to the consultation and in discussion with partners has decided not to proceed with the proposal to abolish the system of personal licences”.

For more information, please contact Licensing Expert Richard Taylor.

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