Applicants for personal licences must apply to the licensing authority with responsibility for the area in which they live. Where a person is not resident in the area of a licensing authority (not in England or Wales) that person may apply to any licensing authority in England or Wales.
To successfully apply for a personal licence the applicant must meet the following requirements:
The applicant should submit their completed application form, £37.00 fee and original documents of the certificate of qualification and criminal record check to the Licensing department.
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In order to sell alcohol using a premises licence, a Designated Premises Supervisor (DPS) must be named on the premises licence. It is the role of the Designated Premises Supervisor to either make or authorise, the sale of alcohol under that licence.
This is because the sale of alcohol can have a particular impact on the wider community, particularly in relation to the crime and disorder licensing objective and therefore carries a significant responsibility. This responsibility is primarily shouldered by the DPS, who must be the holder of a personal licence.
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