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Review of premises licence or club premises certificate

The Licensing Act 2003 makes provision for the review of a premises licence or a club premises certificate.

The licensing system generally provides a light touch approach and allows for the reviews process to be used as a mechanism when problems arise in respect of premises.

There are many possible outcomes of a review application, the most severe being the revocation of a premises licence or a club premises certificate.

Who can apply for a review?

A responsible authority or any other person may apply for a licence to be reviewed but the grounds for review must be relevant to one or more of the four licensing objectives:

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

Club premises certificate reviews

The review of a club premises certificate is slightly different to that of a premises licence. Section 87 of the Licensing Act states (1) Where a club holds a club premises certificate an interested party, a responsible authority, or a member of the club may apply to the relevant licensing authority for a review of the certificate.

Apply for a review

Page updated on: 4 July 2019

Licensing Service


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E8 1DY


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