Licensing Act 2003 fees

1. Fees for the grant of a new licence and for the variation of an existing licence (except an application to vary the name of the designated premises supervisor)

The non-domestic rateable value of the applicant premises determines which of the five fee bands is applicable. Premises that do not have a non-domestic rateable value, for example, parks and open spaces, fall into Band A. Premises that form part of larger premises should use the non-domestic rateable value of the larger premises to determine the fee band. Premises that consist of two more areas with different non-domestic rateable values pay the fee for the band of the premises with the greatest non-domestic rateable value only.

Every application, except those made in respect of an "exempt premises", must pay the base fee shown in Table 1.

Furthermore, applications in respect of premises that fall in Bands D and E that are used primarily for the sale of alcohol for consumption on the premises attract the additional fee shown in the final column of Table 1.

In addition to the base fee, and where applicable the additional fee, premises that have the capacity to accommodate more than 5000 people must pay the supplementary fee as detailed in Table 2.

Table 1

Base fees
Rateable value of applicant premises Band Base fee Additional fee for premises used primarily for the sale of alcohol
Nil to £4,300 A £100 Nil
£4,301 to £33,000 B £190 Nil
£33,001 to £87,000 C £315 Nil
£87,001 to £125,000 D £450 Base fee x 2
£125,001 and above E £635 Base fee x 3

Table 2

Supplementary fee
Capacity of premises Supplementary fee
5,000 to 9,999 £1,000
10,000 to 14,999 £2,000
15,000 to 19,999 £4,000
20,000 to 29,999 £8,000
30,000 to 39,999 £16,000
40,000 to 49,999 £24,000
50,000 to 59,999 £32,000
60,000 to 69,999 £40,000
70,000 to 79,999 £48,000
80,000 to 89,999 £56,000
90,000 and over £64,000

Applications made in respect of a school, college, church, church hall or community hall that are used solely for the purposes of providing regulated entertainment are exempt from the fee if the following conditions are met:

i) The holder of the premises licence or club premises certificate is:

(a) the proprietor of an educational institution which is a school or college; and

(b) the licence or certificate has effect in respect of premises that are or form part of the educational institution; and

(c) the provision of regulated entertainment on the premises is carried on by the educational institution for and on behalf of the purposes of the educational institution; or

ii) That the premises licence or club premises certificate has effect in respect of premises that are or form part of a church hall, chapel hall or other similar building or a village hall, parish hall or community hall or other similar building.

There are no other fee reductions available, not even for charitable or non-profit making events.

2. Fees for the continuation of an existing licence payable each year

Table 3 details the annual continuation fee payable each year. This fee is due one year after the issue of the licence.

Table 3

Annual continuation fee
Band Base fee Additional fee for premises used primarily for the sale of alcohol Capacity of premises Supplementary fee Capacity of premises Supplementary fee
A £70 Nil 5,000 to 9,999 £500 40,000 to 49,999 £12,000
B £180 Nil 10,000 to 14,999 £1,000 50,000 to 59,999 £16,000
C £295 Nil 15,000 to 19,999 £2,000 60,000 to 69,999 £20,000
D £320 Base fee x 2 20,000 to 29,999 £4,000 70,000 to 79,999 £24,000
E £350 Base fee x 3 30,000 to 39,999 £8,000 80,000 to 89,999 £28,000
          90,000 and over £32,000

3. Other fees

Table 4 details other fees payable for various types of applications/notices/requests.

Table 4

Other fees payable
Application/notice type Fee
Application for a minor variation of a Premises Licence/of Club Premises Certificate £89
Application for copy/summary of a Premises Licence (on theft, loss etc) £10.50
Notification of change of name, address of Premises Licence holder or designated premises supervisor £10.50
Application to vary the person designated as the premises supervisor £23
Application to transfer Premises Licence £23
Interim Authority Notices £23
Application for making a Provisional Statement £315
Application for copy/summary of Club Premises Certificate (on theft, loss etc) £10.50
Notification of change of name by a Club or alteration of Club rules £10.50
Notification of a change of relevant registered address of a Club £10.50
Notification of a Temporary Event £21
Application for a copy of a Temporary Event Notice (on theft, loss etc) £10.50
Notification of an interest in any premises £21
Application for grant/renewal of a Personal Licence £37
Application for a copy of Personal Licence (on theft, loss etc) £10.50
Notification of change of name and address of Personal Licence holder £10.50