What happens if a premises licence holder becomes insolvent?
Sadly, the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in instances of premises licence holders becoming insolvent or bankrupt, meaning that the licences then lapse.Read more
Council or Police officers can prosecute persons for any of these offences. Cases can be dealt with by way of a formal caution or in the Magistrates Court. The Court may also order the forfeiture of a Personal Licence, or suspend it for up to six months. If you are convicted of an offence, the Police may also raise objections to you holding a Personal Licence, and the Council can hold a hearing to consider whether your Personal Licence should be revoked.
|Failing to notify the Council of any alterations to the name, or the rules, of the Clubs||Secretary of the Clubs||No defence available||£500.00|
|Failing to notify the Council of cessation of authority to use the relevant registered address||Secretary of the Clubs||Reasonable excuse||£500.00|
|Failing to give the Council the Clubs Premises Certificate when requiring to do so for updating etc||Secretary of the Clubs||Reasonable excuse||£500.00|
|Failing to keep the Certificate (or certified copy) on the premises in the custody of the “nominated person”||Secretary of the Clubs||Reasonable excuse||£500.00|
|Failing to ensure a summary of the Certificate (or a certified copy) AND a notice of the nominated person’s position is
|The nominated person||Reasonable excuse||£500.00|
|Failing to produce the Certificate or certified copy when asked to do so by a constable or authorised person||Any person||Reasonable excuse||£500.00|
|Obstructing an authorised person or constable wishing to enter and inspect on application for grant, variation or review||Any person||No defence available||£500.00|
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