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The *fee scale outlined below is calculated on the average cost of applying for a new premises licence (under Section 17 of the Licensing Act 2003), or to vary a licence (Section 34 of the Licensing Act 2003), to allow an ‘average’ business to carry out one or more licensable activities. In some circumstances, such as applying for a premises licence for a large, one-off, or unusual event, the fees outlined below will not be appropriate. In this case, we would supply a bespoke estimate.
taking your instructions
advising you how to promote the licensing objectives within your premises licence application
advising on the type of plans required to accompany your application and the fee levels payable to the licensing authority
completing and submitting the application along with suitable plans provided by you
preparing the application and serving copies of it to the responsible authorities
arranging for the advertising of the application (or variation) in the local media if applicable
advising you on where the notice advertising the application needs to be displayed in compliance with the Licensing Act 2003
providing a Designated Premises Supervisor (DPS) consent form for the personal licence holder to sign
after the licence is granted, checking if for accuracy and amending if necessary with the licensing authority.
Type of application
(NB the fees below assume that you have the correct type of planning permission for the use of the premises)
Fee scale (excluding 20% VAT)
Premises licence application or full variation
Minor variation of premises licence application
The prices above do not take into account any costs payable to a third party which may include the following:
Premises Licence application fee (the minimum cost is £100 but varies according to property’s rateable value)
Minor Variation of Premises Licence Fee - £89
Variation of Licence to specify new DPS fee - £23
Transfer of Premises Licence fee - £23
Personal Licence Application fee - £37
The cost of a public notice in the local press - variable
Travel expenses - variable
Temporary Event Notice - £21
This will depend, largely, on the complexity of the matter. Providing you can supply all the necessary documents, a straightforward premises’ application or variation will take around a month; a minor variation will take less. A more complex application, or one that receives objections from other parties, will take longer.
The fees outlined do not include:
obtaining suitable plans
attending pre-consultation meetings with the Licensing Authority or Responsible Authorities, nor their fee for this meeting.
dealing with or advising you in relation to queries or representations received from either the responsible authorities or other interested parties
advising on varying the licence
attendance and representation at a licensing sub-committee hearing of the responsible authority. If representations are received and attendance and representation at a licensing sub-committee is required then we will provide a separate fee estimate for this work which will be charged at an hourly rate.