How long does a Club Premises Certificate Last?
Unless otherwise requested in your application your Club Premises Certificate will have no time limit and will continue to have effect unless it is withdrawn by the Licensing Department following an application for the review of the Certificate, if the club ceases to be a qualifying club or it lapses on surrender by the club.
Once a Premises Certificate has been granted you are required to pay the annual fee. The Policed Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011 made amendments to the Licensing Act 2003 to give the Licensing Department the power to suspend a Premises Certificate if the annual fee is not paid when due. If the Licensing Department issues you with a suspension notice for none payment of the annual fee the suspension will remain in place until the fee is paid meaning you will not be able to conduct licensable activities on the premises.
Could I apply for a Premises Licence instead of a Club Premises Certificate?
It is for the club to determine whether the activities it wishes to undertake would be better served by a Premises Licence. In some circumstances a qualifying club may decide that it wishes to have both types of authorisation
Last Updated on Wednesday, September 19, 2018