Fees for licence applications have been set by central government to recover licensing authorities’ costs of administrating, inspecting and enforcing the new regime.
These are determined by the rateable value of the premises and are set out below.
Table 1. Premises fees
Rateable value bands
|Main application fee||£100||£190||£315||£450||£635|
|Main annual charge||£70||£180||£295||£320||£350|
The Licensing Act has also made provisions for a multiplier to be applied to premises in bands D and E where they are exclusively or primarily in the business of selling alcohol (mainly large town and city centre pubs). For premises in band D, these fees amount to two times the amount shown in table 1, and for premises in band E, three times the amount shown in table 1. These fees are set out in table 2 below.
Table 2. Fees for premises exclusively or primarily in the business of selling alcohol
Additionally, premises applying to vary conditions in relation to the sale of alcohol during the transitional period will be charged a supplementary fee, as below.
An additional premises fee is applicable for exceptionally large events of a temporary nature and based on the number in attendance at any one time.
In certain cases, applications for a premises licence or club premises certificate which relate to the provision of regulated entertainment only are exempt from the requirement to pay the fee associated with that provision. The Licensing Act sets out cases where this exemption applies:
a) In a case of an application by a proprietor of an educational institution in respect of premises that are or form part of the educational institution –
·(i) that the educational institution is a school or college; and
·(ii) the provision of regulated entertainment on the premises is carried on by the educational institution for and on behalf of the purposes of the educational institution; or
b) That 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 community hall or other similar building.
If however the licence also authorises the use of the premises for the supply of alcohol or the provision of late night refreshment, a fee will be required for those activities.
Personal licences, temporary events and other fees
Fees for personal licences, temporary events and other charges are set out below.
|Temporary event notice||£21|
|Theft, loss, etc. of premises licence or summary||£10.50|
|Application for a provisional statement where premises being built, etc.||£315|
|Notification of change of name or address||£10.50|
|Application to vary licence to specify individual as premises supervisor||£23|
|Application for transfer of premises licence||£23|
|Interim authority notice following death etc. of licence holder||£23|
|Theft, loss etc. of certificate or summary||£23|
|Notification of change of name or alteration of rules of club||£10.50|
|Change of relevant registered address of club||£10.50|
|Theft, loss etc. of temporary event notice||£10.50|
|Theft, loss etc. of personal licence||£10.50|
|Duty to notify change of name or address||£10.50|
|Right of freeholder etc. to be notified of licensing matters||£21|