Duty to Produce the Premises Licence or Club Premises Certificate

Section 57 Licensing Act 2003

The holder of the premises licence must secure that the original licence or a certified copy (certified by solicitor/notary) is kept at the premises in the custody or under the control of:-

  • the holder of the licence, or
  • a person who works at the premises and whom the holder of the licence has nominated in writing for this purposes.

Section 94 Licensing Act 2003

The secretary of the club must secure that the original certificate or a certified copy (certified by solicitor/notary) is kept at the premises in the custody or under the control of a nominated person:

  • the secretary of the club, any member of the club, any peron who works at the premises for the purposes of the club
  • has been nominated by the secretary in writing and has been identified to the licensing authority in a notice given by the secretary

Display of the Summary of the Premises Licence or Club Premises Certificate

Section 57 Licensing Act 2003

The holder of the premises licence must secure that:

  • the summary of the licence or a certified copy of that summary (certified by solicitor/notary), and
  • a notice specifying the position held at the premises by any person nominated for this purpose (the notice from the company/premises licence holder giving the manager responsibility for looking after the licence).

Both documents must be prominently displayed at the premises for customers to be able to read clearly.

Section 94 Licensing Act 2003

The nominated person must secure that:

  • the summary of the certificate or a certified copy of that summary (certified by solicitor/notary), and
  • a notice specifying the position which he holds at the premises, are prominently displayed at the premises.

Both documents must be prominently displayed at the premises for members and guests to be able to read clearly.

Sales of Alcohol authorised

It is recommended that the designated premises supervisor authorises staff in an authorisation form to sell and serve alcohol in his/her absence.  We suggest that this be kept at the premises to confirm that individuals who are not personal licence holders are authorised to sell alcohol in the absence of the designated premises supervisor. 

Offence

Section 57 Licensing Act 2003

The holder of a premises licence commits an offence if he fails, without reasonable excuse, to comply with producing the premises licence, displaying the summary and displaying the nomination notice.

A person guilty of an offence under this section is liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 2 on the standard scale for each breach.

Section 94 Licensing Act 2003

The secretary commits an offence if he fails, without reasonable excuse, to comply with producing the club premises certificate, displaying the summary and displaying the nomination notice, unless the Secretary has nominated another person.

The nominated person commits an offence if he fails, without reasonable excuse, to comply with producing the club premises certificate, displaying the summary and displaying the nomination notice.

A person guilty of an offence under this section is liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 2 on the standard scale for each breach.

Enforcement

A constable or an authorised person can request for the premises licence/club premises certificate to be produced and to check that the summary and nomination notice is on display.