If you or your business sell alcohol, provide entertainment, such as live or recorded music, or sell hot food after 11pm, then you must apply for a new premises licence.
This will be the case whether you hold an existing licence, or it is not yet up for renewal or that you do not currently need a licence e.g. late night takeaways.
You or your business must have a licence and you can apply online, if you have not already done so.
The licensing service is on hand to provide guidance and support to businesses. So whether you need information with regard to the Licensing Act 2003 generally or need support on how to make applications then officers will be pleased to assist.
A premises licence will be required by the owners of pubs, clubs, night clubs, theatres, cinemas, restaurants, takeaways, shops and other retail outlets selling alcohol. The licence will be issued for the life of the business rather than one or three years. Applicants for a premises licence will need to identify in their operating schedule how the premises will meet the four licensing objectives:
- The Prevention of Crime Disorder
- Public Safety
- Prevention of Public Nuisance
- Protection of Children from Harm
If alcohol is sold, the person responsible for such sales must hold a personal licence. The Licensing Act 2003 strictly regulates the grant of personal licences which are valid for a maximum of 10 years.
Luton Borough Council Town Hall George Street Luton LU1 2BQ
Tel: 01582 546040