Allows you to authorise the sale or supply of alcohol.
A licensed alcohol premises must have at least one personal licence holder. One of these will be named the designated premises supervisor (DPS). This person is then responsible for:
- sale or supply of alcohol at the premises
- day to day running of the premises
Every sale of alcohol under the premises licence must be authorised by the DPS or by another person who has a personal licence.
On 1 April 2015 the requirement to renew personal licences was abolished, which means that they do not expire. You can use them throughout England and Wales.
You will not need a personal licence if:
- you sell or supply alcohol at a premises, but are authorised to do this by someone else who has a personal licence
- you sell or supply alcohol at a premises with a club premises certificate
- you sell or supply alcohol under a temporary event notice
In order to apply for a personal licence:
- you must be 18 or over
- you must eligible to work or remain in the UK
- you must not have had a personal licence forfeited in the past 5 years
- you must not have been convicted of a relevant offence or a foreign offence
- you must have an approved licensing qualification