Personal Licence

A personal licence enables an individual to authorise the sale of alcohol.  In addition to passing an accredited course, personal licence holders must declare any unspent convictions at the time of application.  In addition there are ongoing duties to declare relevant convictions and also to notify the Licensing Authority of any change of name or address.

A personal licence may not be issued to an individual or an individual in a partnership which is not a limited liability partnership who is resident in the UK who: 

does not have the right to live and work in the UK; or 
is subject to a condition preventing him or her from doing work relating to the carrying on of a licensable activity

Any personal licence issued in respect of an application made on or after 6 April 2017 will become invalid if the holder ceases to be entitled to work in the UK.

Applicants must demonstrate that they have the right to work in the UK and are not subject to a condition preventing them from doing work relating to the carrying on of a licensing activity. They do this by providing with this application copies or scanned copies of certain documents.

Examples of Documents which can demonstrate entitlement to work in the UK:

An expired or current passport showing the holder, or a person named in the passport as the child of the holder, is a British citizen or a citizen of the UK and Colonies having the right of abode in the UK.
An expired or current passport or national identity card showing the holder, or a person named in the passport as the child of the holder, is a national of a European Economic Area country or Switzerland.
A Registration Certificate or document certifying permanent residence issued by the Home Office to a national of a European Economic Area country or Switzerland.
A Permanent Residence Card issued by the Home Office to the family member of a national of a European Economic Area country or Switzerland.
A current Biometric Immigration Document (Biometric Residence Permit) issued by the Home Office to the holder indicating that the person named is allowed to stay indefinitely in the UK, or has no time limit on their stay in the UK.
A current passport endorsed to show that the holder is exempt from immigration control, is allowed to stay indefinitely in the UK, has the right of abode in the UK, or has no time limit on their stay in the UK.

If you would like any further information on any of the above points or to discuss your own circumstances please contact a member of the licensing team on T: 0115 9888 777 or E: licensing@fraserbrown.com

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