Don't miss out - Personal Licence renewal deadline looms
Posted on 17 May 2019
Personal Licence holders across North Ayrshire are being urged to renew their paperwork in the coming days or risk losing their right to sell alcohol.
The May 31 deadline for application renewals is fast approaching and hundreds of current licence holders have yet to apply.
In order to sell alcohol in pubs and other licensed premises, a Premises Manager requires to hold a personal licence.
North Ayrshire Licensing Board has issued more than 1600 Personal Licences, which last for a 10-year period with most due to expire on 31 August 2019.
In order to retain the right to sell alcohol on premises, licence holders must apply for renewal by Friday, 31 May.
Head of Democratic Services, Andrew Fraser, said: “Our figures show that a significant number of licence holders in North Ayrshire have not yet applied for a renewal.
“This is very worrying and could have serious ramifications – the licence holder could lose the right to sell alcohol on their premises.
“We would urge them not to put this off any longer and make their application straight away.”
Licence holders currently without a relevant licensing qualification must still apply by May 31 but need to complete their training courses and provide an up-to-date licensing qualification by August 31.
So even if people have not yet booked their training courses, or don't yet have up-to-date Licensing Qualifications, they can still apply.
If you hold a personal licence which will expires in August and have not yet applied for renewal, visit the Licensing section of the North Ayrshire Council website as soon as possible. You can find the relevant information you need at this address: www.north-ayrshire.gov.uk/business/licences-and-permits/food-alcohol-gambling-licences/personal-licence.aspx