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Alcohol and entertainment licences

The Licensing Act 2003 covers the sale and supply of alcohol, certain types of entertainment and late night refreshments.

If you are running a business premises or a members club that serves alcohol or provides entertainment you will need to apply for a licence. You will also need to apply for a licence to serve late night refreshments.

All applications for alcohol or entertainment licenses have to meet the four licensing objectives. These are there to help make sure the licence meets the public interest.  The four objectives are

  • the prevention of crime and disorder; 
  • public safety; 
  • the prevention of public nuisance; 
  • the protection of children from harm. 
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