Alcohol licensing guidance

Being a licensee comes with responsiblities – find out what they are, how we enforce conditions, what some of those conditions might be and what you must do for your application to be considered.

Being a responsible licensee

Find out what you must do as a licensee to operate your business responsibly.

Possible licensing conditions

See examples of licensing conditions that could be attached to your licence.

Licensing enforcement

Find out how we enforce licence conditions. You can let us know if you have a concern about a premises.

Statement of licensing policy

Find out what a licensee must do for their application to be considered and what we do to enforce conditions.

Appeal a licensing decision

Find out how to appeal a licensing decision.

Responsible authorities

Contact details of responsible authorities.

Premises plan guidance

Read the guidance on submitting a premises plan with your premises licence application.

Right to work in the UK

Find out what counts of proof of your right to work in the UK – needed for the premises and personal licences.

Page last updated:

July 18, 2022

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