When working in the alcohol trade, whether it be on-licence or off-licence premises, the Personal Licence is an important qualification to possess.
A Personal Licence is issued by the local licensing authority where you live, not where you work. The licence lasts for 10 years and will authorise you to sell, or authorise the sale of, alcohol anywhere in England and Wales.
To obtain a licence you need:
- To be over 18 years of age
- Provide a basic Disclosure Certificate
- Have obtained a recognised licensing qualification* (see below)
- Have not been convicted of a relevant offence
- Have not forfeited a Personal Licence in the past 5 years
The licence can be of benefit to anyone working in the licensing trade. It is particularly relevant for those running a licensed premises or with some supervisory responsibilities for example a Bar Manager.
If you intend to be the Designated Premises Supervisor you must possess a Personal Licence before you apply.
With over 15 years expertise in dealing with Personal Licences our Licensing Department offers a fixed price application fee for this service.
* If you require the qualification to apply for a Personal Licence, see our Training/Qualification section. Our Licensing Department can provide a one stop shop to meet all of your needs.