Alcohol Licensing

To sell alcohol you need to have a Premises Licence or a Temporary Event Notice under the 2003 Licensing Act. A premises also needs to have someone with a Personal Licence to be their Designated Premises Supervisor (DPS). Before applying for a licence please read the latest Home Office Latest Licensing Information (PDF Document, 0.1 Mb).

Temporary off sales permissions

This easement was brought about by Section 11 of the Business and Planning Act 2020 which modified provisions in the Licensing Act 2003 to provide automatic extensions to premises licences that only permitted sales of alcohol for consumption on the premises ("on-sales") to allow sales of alcohol for consumption off the premises ("off-sales"). 

The Government have now published The Alcohol Licensing (Coronavirus) (Regulatory Easements) (Amendment) Regulations 2023 to extend the alcohol licensing regulatory easements relating to off-sales until 31 March 2025.

These Regulations come into force on 28th September 2023 and extend to England and Wales only.

For advice on organising crowded events please read Counter Terrorism Information (PDF Document, 0.1 Mb).

This Statement of Licensing Policy 2024-2029 (PDF Document, 0.75 Mb) sets out how the Licensing Authority will carry out its functions under the Licensing Act 2003. The Policy,  Issue 8 is effective from 26 March 2024 – 25 March 2029.

Last updated: Wed 3 April, 2024 @ 12:12