Licence Fees for Premises

Fees regulations for licences under the above legislation have been published by HM Government.

Premises Licence

Under the Licensing Act 2003 premises will pay for a 'one-off' fee for grant of a premises licence and then pay an annual charge for the licence thereafter.

The charge is based on the rateable value of the property.

Rateable bands and their fees
Rateable value bandsABCDE
Main application fee 100 190 315 450 635
Main annual charge 70 180 295 320 350

In addition, a multiplier will be applied to town and city centre pubs in bands D & E, where they are exclusively or primarily in the business of selling alcohol.

Rateable bands and their fees
BandD (x2)E(x3)
City/Town Centre pub application fee 900 1905
City/Town Centre pub annual charge 640 1050

Payment of Annual Fee

The licensing authority must suspend a Premises Licence / Club Premises Certificate if the holder of the licence has failed to pay the annual licence fee, although exceptions are built in to allow for administrative error, disputes and a 'grace period' of 21 days.

If your licence is suspended, you will no longer be able to carry out any licensable activities. Carrying out unlicensed licensable activities carries a penalty of a fine of up to £20,000 and up to 6 months imprisonment upon conviction.

Variation of an existing premises licence - as per application fee

The rateable values that the fee bands are based on are as follows:


A     no rateable value to £4,300

B     £4,301 - £33,000

C     £33,001-£87,000

D    £87,001- £125,000

E     £125,000 and above

Minor Variation of an existing premises licence


Application for a Provisional Statement