Fees regulations for licences under the above legislation have been published by HM Government.
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 value bands||A||B||C||D||E|
|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.
|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
D £87,001- £125,000
E £125,000 and above
Minor Variation of an existing premises licence
Application for a Provisional Statement