On 1 April 2019 Forest Heath District Council and St Edmundsbury Borough Council will be replaced by a single district council called West Suffolk Council. It will entirely replace the borough and district councils but will continue to deliver the same services while finding improved ways of supporting communities, businesses and the local economy. Over the next few weeks you may notice changes to the website, forms, letters and emails as we prepare for the creation of the new council.
You will need a personal licence if you are a designated premises supervisor (DPS) of a licensed premises. The personal licence allows the DPS to sell or authorise the sale of alcohol.
The only exception to this is a community premises which has successfully applied to have this requirement waived. You do not need a personal licence if you are simply employed in a pub or other premises that sells alcohol.
In order to obtain a personal licence, you will need to hold a licensing qualification. For more details of this, visit: Gov.uk - personal licences
A personal licence is £37.
Applying for a personal licence
You will need to apply for a licence from your licensing authority. The licensing authority is usually the council where you live. If you do not know who that is, you can find out by going to Gov.UK, - find your local council
To apply for a personal licence, you will need to complete the form shown below and send it to the relevant licensing authority.
How long is my licence valid for?
Indefinitely - they no longer expire.
tacit authorisation apply?
Yes, a decision should be reached within 15 days unless representations are received.