Mandatory Licensing Conditions

The mandatory conditions in England and Wales are as follows:
No supply of alcohol may be made under a premises licence

a. At a time when there is no designated premises supervisor in respect of the premises licence, or
b. At a time when the designated premises supervisor does not hold a personal licence or has had their licence suspended.

  • Every supply of alcohol under the premises licence must be made or authorised by a person who holds a personal licence.
  • Where a premises licence contains a condition that Door Supervisors be used at the premises, it is mandatory that such door supervisors hold current licences issued by the Security Industry Authority (SIA)
  • Although no supply of alcohol may be made at a time when there is no DPS in respect of the premises licence this does not necessarily mean that the DPS must be present at the premises at all times.
  • As long as the DPS is contactable and able to be present at the premises if required this should suffice.
  • If the DPS intends to be away for a short period of time (i.e. holiday) they are able to delegate their responsibility to another personal licence holder. It is advisable to ensure there is written authority from the DPS.
  • If the DPS intends to be away for a longer period of time consideration should be given to changing the DPS.
  • Under the Licensing Act 2003 (Mandatory Licensing Conditions) Order 2010 additional mandatory licensing conditions will be applicable to all licensed premises in England and Wales. The first of these conditions came into force from April 2010 with the remainder coming into force in October 2010.

Mandatory Licensing Conditions