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Alcohol and entertainment licensing fees

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The Licensing Act 2003 (Fees) Regulations 2005 specify the fees and charges that are applicable in relation to the application and grant of licences under the Licensing Act 2003.

Premises licences and club premises certificates

Licence fees

The fees for premises and club premises certificates are based on the rateable value of the premises.

Band Rateable value Application fee Variation fee Annual fee
A From no rateable value up to £4,300 £100 £100 £70
B From £4,301 up to £33,000 £190 £190 £180
C From £33,001 up to £87,000 £315 £315 £295
D From £87,001 up to £125,000 £450 £450 £320
D* For premises that have a band D rateable value (£87,001 to £125,000) and which are used exclusively or primarily for the supply of alcohol for consumption on the premises, the licence fee is doubled. £900 £900 £640
E £125,001 and above £635 £635 £350
E* For premises that have a band E rateable value (£125,001 and above) and which are used exclusively or primarily for the supply of alcohol for consumption on the premises, the licence fee is multiplied by a factor of three. £1905 £1905 £1050

*This fee only applies where a variation relates in some way to the supply of alcohol for consumption on the premises.

Additional fees

Where the maximum number of persons allowed on the premises exceeds 5,000 the following additional fee must accompany the application.

Number in attendance at any one time Additional fee Annual fee
5,000 to 9,999 £1,000 £500
10,000 to 14,999 £2,000 £1,000
15,000 to 19,999 £4,000 £2,000
20,000 to 29,999 £8,000 £4,000
30,000 to 39,999 £16,000 £8,000
40,000 to 49,999 £24,000 £12,000
50,000 to 59,999 £32,000 £16,000
60,000 to 69,999 £40,000 £20,000
70,000 to 79,999 £48,000 £24,000
80,000 to 89,999 £56,000 £28,000
90,000 and over £64,000 £32,000

Exemptions

For premises licence and club premises certificate applications - which relate to the provision of regulated entertainment only - no fee is payable where:

1. The application is by a proprietor of an educational institution in respect of premises that are, or form part of, an educational establishment;

(a) The establishment is a school or college;

(b) The provision of regulated entertainment on the premises is carried on by the establishment for and on behalf of that establishment

or

2. The application is in respect of premises that are, or form part of, a church hall, chapel hall, or similar building, or a village hall, parish hall, or other similar building.

Additionally, no annual fee is payable under the above exemption.

Personal licences, Temporary Events Notices, and other fees

Licence/request Fee
Application for a grant or renewal of a personal licence £37
Temporary Event Notice £21
Theft, loss, etc. of premises licence or summary £10.50
Application for a provisional statement where premises are being built, etc. £195
Notification of change of name or address £10.50
Application to vary a licence to specify an individual as premises supervisor £23
Application for the transfer of a premises licence £23
Application for a minor variation of a premises licence/club premises certificate £89
Application to disapply the mandatory condition requiring a DPS £23
Interim authority notice following the death etc. of a licence holder £23
Theft, loss etc. of a certificate or summary £10.50
Notification of change of name or alteration of rules of a club £10.50
Change of the relevant registered address of a club £10.50
Theft, loss etc. of a Temporary Event Notice £10.50
Theft, loss etc. of a personal licence £10.50
Duty to notify change of name or address £10.50
Right of the freeholder etc. to be notified of licensing matters £21

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