Licensing in Franchising

Our Licensing Team provide advice and assistance in applying for a Premises Licence. Our service ensures that applications are prepared and submitted in the correct format including:  

- liaising with the relevant authorities

- advising on the requirements for the plans

- ensuring the application is advertised in the appropriate manner

- negotiating with the authorities regarding any objections received

Following the grant of a licence we will continue to offer advice and assistance in connection with the maintenance of the Premises Licence to ensure the outlet retains the necessary permissions in respect of the relevant licensable activity.

Under the Licensing Act 2003 there is a requirement to have a Premises Licence if you intend to serve hot food or hot drinks between the hours of 11pm and 5am.

Any supply of food or drink contrary to the provisions of the Licensing Act is a criminal offence which is punishable by a maximum fine of £20,000 and/or six months imprisonment.  Once granted a Premises Licence will last indefinitely, however there will be an annual fee payable to the local authority. 

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