Licences for alcohol and entertainment
You need a licence under the Licensing Act 2003 to:
- sell alcohol
- provide some forms of entertainment
- sell hot food and drink between 11pm and 5am
What type of licence might I need?
Members' clubs must apply for a Club Premises Certificate to allow the above activities. Other businesses or organisations can apply for a Premises Licence to allow such activities.
Temporary Event Notice
If you are hosting a temporary event and do not hold a premises licence or a club premises certificate you may need to apply for a Temporary Event Notice (TEN). A TEN can also be used to extend an existing premises licence or club premises certificate on a short-term basis. You must consider how your activities will affect:
- crime and disorder
- public safety
- public nuisance
- protecting children from harm
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Community premises such as a church hall, or community premises that have a premises licence may apply for a management committee to be responsible for alcohol sales instead of a DPS. For more information please see the alcohol licensing: community premises guidance documents and application form.
If you trade illegally without a licence or in contravention of licence conditions, you risk an unlimited fine and/or up to six months in prison.
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