The Licensing Act 2003 replaced previous licensing legislation controlling public entertainments, late night refreshment, theatres, cinemas and Door Supervisors and introduced licensing of late night take away premises including mobiles. Under the Act responsibility for all liquor licensing transferred from the Magistrates Court to the Local Council and made provision for local authorities to act as the licensing authority within their boundaries
The Licensing Act 2003 application forms, together with regulations, fees and more detailed information can be found on the Home Office web site.
A Premises Licence allows a premises to be used for different licensable activities including the supply of alcohol, providing regulated entertainment and providing late night refreshment
A Personal Licence allows you to sell alcohol and authorise sales of alcohol under the authority of a premises licence.