Licensing Act fees guidance
Licensing Act 2003
Application and Miscellaneous Fees
These fees are contained in the Licensing Act 2003 (Fees) Regulations 2005. Premises initial, variation and annual fees are calculated on the rateable value of the premises concerned, not the business rates payable. Information as to rateable value can be obtained either from your National Non-Domestic Rates bill or from the Valuation Office Agency.
Table 1 deals with fees for new applications and variation of licences/certificates, the annual fees thereafter.
Table 1 Application Fees and Late Night Levy
New or Variation
Annual Fee (payable on the anniversary of the initial grant)
No Rateable Value
Band D premises used exclusively or primarily for on-sales of alcohol
£125,001 and over
Band E premises used exclusively or primarily for on-sales of alcohol
There are limited exemptions in the legislation from the fees for premises licences for schools and colleges and church or community halls where the premises licence is restricted to regulated entertainment only.
For schools and colleges the exemption will only apply if the licensable activities are provided solely by the educational institution for that educational institution. The use of the premises for any other purpose (such as a hiring involving any licensable activity) will attract the fee. There are no exemptions to fees for Temporary Event Notices or for charitable activities or non-profit making activities.
Additional fees are payable where a premises licence authorises large events. These will mostly be temporary or occasional events and may, for instance, be held wholly or mainly in the open air or in a moveable structure. Please see the Licensing Act 2003 (Fees) Regulations 2005, regulations 4(4) and 4(5) for further information.
Table 2 Additional Fees
Number of Persons
|From||To||Additional fee on application for new premises licence or variation||Additional annual fee for a premises licence|
|90,000 and over||£64,000||£32,000|
Table 3 Other Miscellaneous fees
Type of Application or Notice
Replacement- section 25 (theft, loss etc. of premises licence or summary)
Provisional- section 29 (application for a provisional statement where premises being built etc.)
Name or Address change- section 33 (notification of change of name or address)
Minor Variation- section 41A (application for minor variation of premises licence)
DPS Variation- section 37 (application to vary licence to specify individual as premises supervisor)
Transfer- section 42 (application for transfer of premises licence)
Interim Authority- section 47 (interim authority notice following death etc. of licence holder)
Community Premises DPS- sections 25A and 41D (replacement of requirement for DPS with alternative condition in church and village halls etc.)
Freeholder Notification- section 178 (right of freeholder etc. to be notified of licensing matters)
Minor Variation- section 86A (application for minor variation of club premises certificate)
Replacement- section 79 (theft, loss etc. of certificate or summary)
Name or Rules change- section 82 (notification of change of name or alteration of rules of club)
Address Change- section 83(1) or (2) (change of relevant registered address of club)
TEN- section 100 (temporary event notice)
Replacement TEN- section 110 (theft, loss etc. of temporary event notice)
New or Renewal- section 117 (application for a grant or renewal of personal licence)
Replacement- section 126 (theft, loss etc. of personal licence)
Name or Address change- section 127 (duty to notify change of name or address)