Licensing - Alcohol and Entertainment

Frequently Asked Questions for this Service

Question: I have taken over licensed premises. What action must I take?

Answer: You must transfer the premises licence into your name:
Forms required: (a) Application to Transfer a Premises Licence
(b) Consent Form to Transfer
Fee: £23.00

Forms are available from the Licensing department on 01983 823159 or online from the link below
This whole application must be copied to the Police Licensing Unit at the Police Station, High Street, Newport, IW
Unless the existing Designated Premises Supervisor (DPS) is remaining at the premises you require a Personal Licence Holder to be specified as the DPS, and must apply to vary the DPS.

For the sale of alcohol, the premises licence is not valid without a DPS who holds a valid Personal licence. You must Vary the licence to specify an individual as the DPS. Please see separate FAQ to find out how to vary the licence. - Related Link

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Question: I hold a Personal Licence and have changed address, what action do I take?

Answer: Under the Licensing Act 2003, Personal Licence Holders have a legal duty to notify the Council of a change of address.

Forms required: No prescribed form. Send Original Licence and Card with covering letter indicating the change of address to Jubilee Stores, The Quay, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 2EH
Fee: £10.50





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Question: How can I get an application form for a Premises Licence?

Answer: You can complete an application form online via the related link or you can obtain a form from the Licensing section on 823159. - Related Link

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Question: How do I vary (change) the name of the Designated Premises Supervisor (DPS) on the licence?

Answer: You must complete the relevant application form, along with a Consent form signed by the proposed DPS.
Forms required: (a) Application for a Variation to Premises Licence to Specify an Individual as the Designated Premises Supervisor.
(b)Consent of DPS
Fee: £23.00

Forms are available from the Licensing Section on 01983 823159 or online at the link below.

This whole application must be copied to the Police Licensing Unit, Police Station, High Street, Newport, IW.

- Related Link

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Question: What are the fees for a Premises Licence and Personal Licence?

Answer: The fees are available to view on the Home Office website. The premises licence fee is based on the rateable value of the premises, and the fee for personal licences is £37.00.

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Question: Do I need a licence to put on a play or a performance of dance?

Answer: A licence is not required if;
- it takes place between 8am and 11pm, and
- the audience is no more than 500 people

In other circumstances, a licence may be required.

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Question: Do I need a licence to stage an indoor sporting event?

Answer: A licence is not required to stage an indoor sporting event if;
- it takes place between 8am and 11pm, and
- the number of spectators is not more than 1000 people.

In other circumstances, a licence may be required.

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Question: Do I need a licence to stage boxing or wrestling?

Answer: You will need a licence to stage boxing, wrestling and mixed martial arts.

The type of permission required will depend on the number of people present at any time.

For further advice, contact the Licensing Section on 01983 823159

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Question: Do I need a licence to screen a film?

Answer: A licence is needed to screen a film or exhibit moving pictures.
There are some exemptions from the need for a licence, including;
- places of public worship, village halls, church halls and similar buildings,
- education
- incidental film - moving pictures incidental to other activities that are not regulated entertainment
- tv broadcasts

In other circumstances, a licence may be required to show a film;
- in public, or
- in private, if those attending are charged for entry and the intention is to make a profit, including raising money for charity.

The above requirements are entirely separate from copyright authorisation to show films in public.

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Question: Do I need a licence for music entertainment?

Answer: It depends on the circumstances. A licence is not required to stage a performance of live music, or the playing of recorded music if:
It takes place between 8am and 11pm, and
It takes place at an alcohol on-licensed premises, and
the audience is no more than 500 people

You also don't need a licence;
To put on unamplified live music between the same hours, or
to put on amplified live music at a workplace between the same hours and provided the audience is no more than 500 people.

In other circumstances, a licence may be required.

There are some exemptions, including for:
places of public worship, village halls, church halls and similar buildings,
schools, hospitals, local authority premises, incidental music (incidental to other activities that are not regulated entertainment)

The above requirements are completely separate from any licence required by the Performing Rights Society or PPL, which must be obtained separately from;
http://www.ppluk.com

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