A Personal Licence authorises the specified person to supply alcohol or allow the supply of alcohol, but only when used in association with a Premises Licence. A Personal Licence is be portable between premises. The granting of a Personal Licence is not dependent on the holder working in licensed premises at the time the Application is made.
You must apply to the Local Authority where you live (not the one where the premises you work at is situated unless they are the same).
You cannot apply for more than one Personal Licence.
Who can apply?
Persons aged 18 or over who:
• Have not forfeited a Personal Licence in the previous five years
• Do not have any relevant criminal convictions as specified in Schedule 4 of the Licensing Act
• Possess an accredited licensing qualification (details of which can be found below) or are a prescribed person*
Personal Licences can be suspended for up to 6 months or revoked
How much does a licence cost?
• The fee to apply for or renew a personal licence is £37.00.
• The fee for a replacement personal licence or to change your details is £10.50
What training do I require?
Under the Licensing Act 2003, all holders of a personal licence must have an accredited qualification. This can be obtained through a number of accredited organisations, a list of which can be found on the following link Accredited qualification providers
Do I need to renew my personal licence?
The Deregulation Act 2015 came into effect on the 1 April 2015, and abolished the requirement to renew personal licences. Instead personal licences will carry on indefinitely until such time that they are either surrendered or revoked.