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
The rateable values that the fee bands are based on are as follows:
- Band A - no rateable value to £4,300
- Band B - £4,301 - £33,000
- Band C - £33,001-£87,000
- Band D - £87,001- £125,000
- Band E - £125,000 and above
|Rateable value bands
|Main application fee
|Main annual charge
A multiplier will be applied to town and city centre pubs in bands D and E if they are exclusively or primarily in the business of selling alcohol:
|City/Town Centre pub application fee
|City/Town Centre pub annual charge
The licensing authority must suspend a Premises Licence if the holder of the licence has failed to pay the annual licence fee.
Please note: You will no longer be able to carry out any licensable activities if your licence is suspended.
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 Certificate - as per application fee
Minor Variation of an existing premises licence: £89
Application for a Provisional Statement: £315