The Licensing Act 2003 came into effect in November 2005, requiring anyone selling or supplying alcohol, or providing regulated entertainment or late night refreshment to hold a premises licence or club premises certificate.
Any premises selling or supplying alcohol requires a Designated Premises Supervisor (DPS). This is a personal licence holder who authorises any sale of alcohol.
Where licensable activities are taking place for a short period, it may be possible to apply for a Temporary Event Notice (TEN). There is no requirement for a DPS when applying for a TEN.
You may find the Home Office website useful for information regarding alcohol licensing. There is also information on the Government's Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) website which has responsibility for regulated entertainment.
Any person who works as a Door Supervisor must be licensed by the Security Industry Authority (SIA).
Guidance issued under Section 182 of the Licensing Act 2003
- Club Premises Certificates A Club Premises Certificate under the Licensing Act 2003 is required for any premises occupied by, and habitually used for the purposes of a club.
- Licensing Policy and Fees Information on the current Licensing Policy and appropriate fees for all the licences dealt with by Winchester City Council.
- Personal Licences Personal licences permit a person to authorise the supply of alcohol at premises licensed for that purpose.
- Planning an Event? Information on what to consider when planning your event in the Winchester City Council district.
- Premises Licences A premises licence is required for any premises where any of the following take place; sale of alcohol by retail; regulated entertainment; or the provision of hot food or hot drink between 23:00 and 05:00 on any day.
- Representations to Licensing Act 2003 Applications Representations can be made for or against applications for a premises licence or club premises certificate by a responsible authority or any other person.
- Review of Premises Licence/Club Premises Certificate A premises which holds a premises licence or club premises certificate may be reviewed where it is having a negative impact on the licensing objectives. An application for a review may be made by a Responsible Authority or any other person.
- Temporary Event Notice (TEN) A temporary event notice (TEN) authorises the premises user to conduct one or more licensable activities at a premises for no more than 168 hours.