Licensing, offences and Penalties

Offences commited by premises licence holder

Section 33Failing to notify change of name or address of the premises licence holderLevel 2
Section 33Failing to notify change of name or address of the Designated Premises SupervisorLevel 2
Section 40Failing to notify the designated premises supervisor that he/she has been replaced or that an application to replace them has been made or refusedLevel 3
Section 41Failing to send the premises licence to the licensing authority within 14 days where the designated premises supervisor has given notice that he/she wishes to give up the roleLevel 3
Section 46Failing to notify the designated premises supervisor of an application to transfer the premises licenceLevel 3
Section 49Failing to notify the designated premises supervisor of the existence of an interim authority notice for those premisesLevel 3
Section 56Failing to produce the premises licence to the licensing authority for updating within 14days of a requirement to do soLevel 2
Section 57Failing to keep the premises licence or a certified copy at the premisesLevel 2
Section 57Failing to ensure that a summary of the licence or a certified copy is prominently displayed at the premisesLevel 2
Section 57Failing to provide the premises licence for inspection by a constable or authorised personLevel 2

Offences commited by a personal licence holder

Section 123Failing to notify licensing authority of convictions for relevant or foreign offences during the application period for grant or renewal of the licenceLevel 4
Section 127Failing to notify the licensing authority of change of name or address as soon as reasonably practicableLevel 2
Section 128Failing to notify a court of the existence of a personal licence when dealt with for a relevant offenceLevel 2
Section 132Failing to notify the licensing authority of a conviction for a relative offence or foreign offenceLevel 2
Section 134Failing to produce the personal licence to the licensing authority within 14 days of being required to do so for amendmentLevel 2
Section 135Failing to produce your personal licence to a constable or authorised officer for examinationLevel 2

Offences in which staff or customers can be convicted

offences in connection with children and alcohol

Section 145Allowing an unaccompanied child to be on premises in which they are not allowedLevel 3
Section 146Sale of alcohol, or supply of alcohol by or on behalf of a club to a person aged under 18Level 5
Section 147Allowing the sale of alcohol, or the supply of alcohol by or on behalf of a club to a person aged under 18Level 5
Section 148Selling liqueur confectionery to a person under the age of 16Level 2
Section 149A person aged under 18 who buys or attempts to buy alcohol, or attempts to have alcohol supplied by or on behalf of a clubLevel 3
Section 149A person who buys or attempts to buy alcohol on behalf of a person aged under 18, or attempts to have alcohol supplied by or on behalf of a club for such a personLevel 5
Section 149A person who buys or attempts to buy alcohol, or is supplied with or attempts to have supplied alcohol on behalf of a club , for consumption by a person aged under 18Level 5
Section 150A person under 18 who consumes alcohol on licensed premisesLevel 2
Section 150A person who knowingly allows the consumption of alcohol on licensed premises by a person aged under 18Level 5
Section 151Delivering, or knowingly allowing the delivery of alcohol sold on licensed premises to a person aged under 18Level 5
Section 152Sending a person aged under 18 to obtain alcoholLevel 5
Section 153Allowing an individual aged under 18 to sell or supply alcohol on licensed premises unless the sale has been authorisedLevel 1

Offences relating to temporary event notices

Section 108Obstruction of a constable or authorised officer entering a premises to which a temporary event licence refersLevel 2
Section 109Failing to ensure that a copy of the temporary event notice is prominently displayed at the premisesLevel 2
Section 109Failing to produce the temporary event notice for inspection by a constable or authorised officerLevel 2

Offences in relation to conduct

Section 136Unauthorised licensable activities – carrying on a licensable activity from any premises other than as authorised6months imprisonment and/or £20,000
Section 137Exposing alcohol for unauthorised sale6months imprisonment and/or £20,000
Section 138Keeping alcohol on premises for unauthorised saleLevel 2
Section 140Allowing disorderly conduct on licensed premisesLevel 3
Section 141Sale of alcohol,or allowing the sale of alcohol to a person who is drunkLevel 3
Section 142To obtain or attempt to obtain for consumption on those premises by a person who is drunkLevel 3
Section 143A person who is drunk or disorderly and who fails to leave licensed premises when requested to do so, or attempts to enter having been requested to leaveLevel 1
Section 144Keeps or allows to be kept goods which have been imported unlawfully or without payment of dutyLevel 3

Offences in relation to club premisis

Section 82Failing to notify change of name or alteration of rules of the club within 28 daysLevel 2
Section 83Failing to notify the licensing authority as soon as practicable of ceasing to use its registered addressLevel 2
Section 93Failing to produce the club premises certificate to the licensing authority within 14 days of being required toLevel 2
Section 94Failing to ensure that the club certificate or a certified copy is kept at the premisesLevel 2
Section 94Failing to ensure that a summary of the club premises certificate, or a copy thereof is prominently displayed at the premisesLevel 2
Section 94Failing to produce a club premises certificate on request to a constable or authorised personLevel 2
Section 96Obstruction of a constable or authorised person exercising powers to inspect the premises prior to the grant, variation, or review of a club premises certificateLevel 2

Other Offences

Section 156To sell by retail alcohol from a vehicle whilst it is in motion3 months imprisonment and/or £20,000
Section 158Making false statement in connection with any application or notice under the actLevel 5
Section 160Allowing a premises to be open in breach of a magistrates closure orderLevel 3
Section 161Allowing a premises to be open in breach of a police closure order3 months imprisonment and/or £20,000
Section 165Allowing premises to be open in contravention of an order made by magistrates that the premises should remain closed following a police closure order3 months imprisonment and/or £20,000
Section 168Allowing a premises to be open following a licensing authority's decision to revoke the premises licence after a review following a closure order3 months imprisonment and/or £20,000
Section 179Obstruction of a constable or authorised person from entering a premises to investigate whether licensable activities are taking place as authorisedLevel 3
Section 59Obstruction of a constable or authorised person exercising a power to inspect premises upon application for the grant, variation or review of a premises licenceLevel 2

Standard scale of fines

FINE LEVELMAXIMUM FINE
1£200.00
2£500.00
3£1,000.00
4£2,500.00
5£5,000.00