Licensing fees

Applications for new/variation premises licences or club premises certificates are based on the non-domestic rateable value (or business rate band) for the property.

This is fixed by the Valuation Office Agency (VOA). The rateable value is equal to the annual rental value of the property on 1st April 2008, although this did not come into effect until 1st April 2010. Rateable values are usually reassessed every 5 years, but the 2015 revaluation has been postponed to 2017.

You can check the rateable value of your property on the Valuation Office website.

Alternatively, you can find out your non domestic rateable value from your non-domestic rate bill.

If your premises does not have a non-domestic rateable value, then it automatically falls into Band A.

Except in a case where a premises is in the course of construction, in which case the premises shall be in Band C, in all other cases, the premises shall be in Band A.

Application and annual fees 

You will need to pay an annual fee for your licence. You will receive an invoice from us when the fee is due. 

Club premises certificate fees

Non-domestic rateable value
Application for grant
Application for variation
Application for minor variation
Annual fee
Band A
(£0 - £4,300)
£100
£100
£89
£70
Band B
(£4,301 - £33,000)
£190
£190
£89
£180
Band C
(£33,001 - £87,000)
£315
£315
£89
£295
Band D
(£87,001 - £125,000)
£450
£450
£89
£320
Band E
(£125,001 +)
£635
£635
£89
£350

Other club premises fees

Occasion on which a fee will be payable
Fee
Application for a copy following theft, loss etc
£10.50
Notification of change of name or alteration of rules of Club
£10.50
Change of relevant registered address of Club
£10.50

Personal licence fees

Occasion on which a fee will be payable
Fee
Application for a grant or renewal
£37.00
Application for a copy following theft, loss etc
£10.50
Notification of a change of name or address
£10.50

Premises licence fees

Non-domestic rateable value
Application for grant
Application for variation
Application for minor variation
Annual fee
Band A
(0 - £4,300)
£100
£100
£89
£70
Band B
(4,301 - £33,000)
£190
£190
£89
£180
Band C
(£33,001 - £87,000)
£315
£315
£89
£295
Band D
(£87,001 - £125,000)
£450*
£450*
£89
£320*
Band E
(£125,001 +)
£635*
£635*
£89
£350*

* If your premises is used exclusively or primarily for the supply of alcohol for consumption on the premises:

  • for premises in Band D, the fees are multiplied by two
  • for premises in Band E, the fees are multiplied by three.
Occasion on which a fee will be payable
Fee
Application for copy following theft, loss etc
£10.50
Notification of a change of name or address (e.g. Premises Licence holder or Designated Premises Supervisor)
£10.50
Application to vary to specify an individual as a Designated Premises Supervisor
£23.00
Application to transfer a Premises Licence
£23.00
Application for Interim Authority Notice following death etc. of licence holder
£23.00

Additional application and annual fees 

There are additional fees to pay for activities which involve 5,000 or more people.

Number of People
Additional Application Fee
Additional Annual Fee
5,000 - 9,999
£1,000
£500
10,000 - 14,999
£2,000
£1,000
15,000 - 19,999
£4,000
£2,000
20,000 - 29,999
£8,000
£4,000
30,000 - 39,999
£16,000
£8,000
40,000 - 49,999
£24,000
£12,000
50,000 - 59,999
£32,000
£16,000
60,000 - 69,999
£40,000
£20,000
70,000 - 79,999
£48,000
£24,000
80,000 - 89,999
£56,000
£28,000
90,000 and over
£64,000
£32,000

Temporary event notice fees

Occasion on which a fee will be payable
Fee
Temporary Event Notice
£21.00
Application for a copy of Temporary Event Notice on theft, loss etc
£10.50