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Apply for a premises licences

When will I need to re-apply?

Premises licences do not expire; however you will need to pay an annual fee each year for the licence.

Please refer to the table of fees below for the cost of the annual fee.

Premises licence annual fees

BandNon-domestic rateable value of premisesAnnual charge
ANone - £4,300£70
B£4,301 - £33,000£180
C£33,001 - £87,000£295
D£87,001 - £125,000£320*
E£125,001+£350*

 

* A multiplier is added to band D and E premises that are used exclusively or primarily for the supply of alcohol for consumption on the premises.

For band D premises, a 2x multiplier is added to the application fee and annual charge. This would mean an application fee of £900 and an annual charge of £640.

For band E premises, a 3x multiplier is added to the application fee and annual charge. This would mean an application fee of £1,905 and an annual charge of £1,050.

Consequences of failing to pay the annual fee

The Licensing Act 2003 requires us to suspend a premises licence/club premises certificate if the holder fails to pay the annual fee when it is due. A licence/certificate that has been suspended does not have effect to authorise licensable activities. The suspension will only be lifted when the licensing authority receives payment of the outstanding fee.

If you believe there has been an administrative error, or you dispute liability for the fee, you must notify us on or before the date the annual fee is due. This will allow a 21-day grace period to give both us and you the opportunity to resolve the dispute.

Legally, the fee is owed by the premises licence/club certificate holder who held the licence/certificate at the time it was suspended. If you no longer wish to hold a licence/certificate, it is therefore important you surrender the licence/certificate before the date the fee is due, using the notice available on our website.