Alcohol and entertainment licences

We are responsible for issuing all alcohol and entertainment licences to enable you to sell alcohol, late night hot food and drink or provide public entertainment in the Borough.

You have the option to apply online or to download the application forms from GOV.UK and post your written applications to us. These forms are available with appropriate guidance notes.

Please ensure you read all guidance, information and linked documents before you complete the relevant application forms. We comply with the General Data Protection Regulations at all times. To see how we handle personal information, please ensure that you have read our Privacy Notice.  

Pre-application advice service

Redbridge Licensing provides a value for money pre-application advice service and a ‘check and send’ service to support your licensing application made under the Licensing Act 2003.

We will help you apply for the correct licence to suit your business plans, including completing the application form and advising on which documents are required to accompany it. This will help mitigate any problems which may arise during the application process.

Our pre-application advice and ‘check and send’ services can help save you time and money, give you peace of mind, guarantee acceptance for your application for processing without delay and ensure you have provided the right information to support your application before submitting.

There is a nominal pre-application advice fee to cover our cost for this service which is based on the application type as shown in the table below.

Package Services provided for licencing pre-application advice, application assistance, check and send service Price excl. VAT Price incl. VAT Price inclusive of relevant licence fee 

1

Grant, variation or provisional statement for premises licence - application advice, assistance with completion of the application form (including online application session) and the inclusion of documents. As well as assisting the applicant with the completion of the statutory public and press notices where applicable, plus check and send.

£108

£129.60 N/A
2 Grant, variation or provisional statement for premises licence - check and send service only £36  £43.20 N/A
3 Premises licence, minor variation - application advice, assistance with completion of the application form (including online application session) and the inclusion of documents. As well as assisting the applicant with the completion of the statutory public and press notices where applicable, plus check and send. £31 £37.20 N/A
4 Premises licence, minor variation - check and send service only £10.50 £12.60  N/A

5

Premises licence, transfer - application advice, assistance with completion of the application form (including online application session) and the inclusion of documents. As well as assisting the applicant with the completion of the statutory public and press notices where applicable, plus check and send.

£31 £37.20  N/A
  Premises licence, transfer - check and send service only £10.50 £12.60 N/A
6 Premises licence, variation of DPS - application advice, assistance with completion of the application form (including online application session) and the inclusion of documents. As well as assisting the applicant with the completion of the statutory public and press notices where applicable, plus check and send. £31  £37.20  N/A
7 Premises licence, variation of DPS - check and send service only £10.50   £12.60  N/A
8 Premises licence,  transfer and variation of DPS - application advice, assistance with completion of the application form (including online application session) and the inclusion of documents, plus check and send £41.50  £49.80  N/A
  Premises licence, transfer and variation of DPS - check and send service only £15.50 £18.60  N/A
9 Temporary event notice (TEN) - application advice, assistance with completion of the application form (including online application session) and the inclusion of documents, plus check and send £26 £31.20 £52.20*
10 Temporary Event Notice (TEN) - check and send service only £10.5 £12.60 £33.60*
11 Late temporary event notice (Late TEN) - application advice, assistance with completion of the application form (including online application session) and the inclusion of documents (drafting premises plan where needed), plus check and send £26   £31.20  £52.20*
12 Late Temporary Event Notice (Late TEN) - check and send service only £10.50  £12.60 £33.60* 
13 Personal Licence - application advice, assistance with completion of the application form (including online application session) and the inclusion of documents, plus check and send. Fast-track 5 day turn around on all correctly submitted applications.  £26 £31.20  £68.20*
14 Personal Licence - check and send service only £15.50 £18.60 £55.60*

 

If you are interested in this service, you should first read our pre-application advice guidance (PDF 105KB).  To book an appointment and take advantage of these services, you can book online using the pre-application enquiry form (PDF 107 KB) and email the completed form to licensing.authority@redbridge.gov.uk. 

If you have any problems accessing or completing the form, please call 020 8554 5000.

Once we receive your request we will contact you to arrange an appointment within 3 working days. Fees for licensing support and 'check and send' can be made over the telephone with a debit or credit card.

Which licence do I need?

Premises licence 

A premises licence is for a specified venue,  including open spaces, stationary vehicles, vessels and stalls, to be used for licensable activities. Premises licences do not have expiry dates unless they are revoked, lapsed or otherwise cancelled. You can also apply for short term premises licences for large outdoor events or festivals. Alternatively, you can download the premises licence application form and post to the Redbridge Licensing Authority.  

Personal licence

A personal licence is for individuals to provide the sale of alcohol at a licenced premises and allows the holder to authorise the sale of alcohol at premises holding a premises licence. You can download the personal licence application form and disclosure form. This link also provides you with further information and requirements of  a personal licence.

A Personal Licence costs £37. Payment can be made by calling 020 8554 5000 - please quote the payment reference on your application before submission to our office. (Postal address is at the bottom of this page)

Applications must be made to your local Licensing Authority where you reside.

To apply for a Personal Licence you must complete and submit the following;

  •  The Application Form
  •  The Disclosure of Convictions and Declaration Application Form
  •  Your Level 2 National Certificate for Personal Licence Holders or Level 2 Award for Personal Licence Holders
  •  A Basic Disclosure issued within a month of your application being sent to the Licensing Authority
  •  2 x Passport sized photographs of the applicant, one correctly endorsed.
  •  Proof that you are entitled to work in the UK.

Notification of change of name or address

Holders and Designated Supervisors of Premises and Personal Alcohol Licences, and Club Certificates are under a legal obligation to notify the licensing authority of any change in their name or address. To change your address, the original personal licence must be returned to the Licensing Department along with the fee (PDF 306KB) and the application form (PDF 109KB). An amended licence will then be sent to you in the post.

Club premises certificate

A club premises certificate is granted to clubs to provide licensable activities to their members and guests. It does not have an expiry date unless revoked, lapsed or otherwise cancelled. Alternatively, you can download the club premises certificate application form

Provisional statement

A provisional statement is granted by us on the basis of intended use.  You can apply to convert a provisional statement a full licence when the work has been done, and providing nothing has changed. Alternatively, you can download the club provisional statement application form

Temporary events notice

A temporary event notice (TEN) is granted for short term events at premises not usually used for the activity.  You can apply for this licence to sell alcohol at a fete, extend opening hours or for live music events. Alternatively, you can download the temporary event notice form.

Our local licensing rules - Statement of Licensing Policy 

We have to prepare and publish a Statement of its Licensing Policy every five years. The policy tells you which licensing applications for the sale and supply of alcohol, the provision of regulated entertainment and the provision of late night refreshment will be considered.

We revised our Statement of Licensing Policy (PDF 31MB) in 2015 and covers our licenses up to 31 July 2020. The policy is reviewed and could be changed again before the 31 July 2020 expiry date.

Information Exchange

 The Council will, on request, share certain information (subject to the Data Protection Act 1998 and any Memoranda of Understanding) with the relevant responsible authorities as defined in the 2003 Act and others that have a statutory duty to demand such information, e.g. HMRC.

Such information will only be used for the purpose for which it is obtained, will be securely retained whilst in the possession of the authority that has requested it, and will be securely disposed of when no longer required.

Public register

Under the Licensing Act 2003, we are required to keep a public register that holds information on licences and certificates we issue as an authority.

The public register lists all premises licences, club premises certificates, personal licences and temporary event notices received by the licensing authority. The register shows current applications as well as historic information.

Applications, licences and supporting documentation are available to view by appointment only at Lynton House.

Copies of the application or licences are available at a cost of £10.50.

Alternatively, you may view the latest applications submitted, in the weekly members bulletin.

Licence documents

Members Bulletin 2020

Community involvement

You can get information on your right as a resident to make a representation on a licence application or review online.

Contact

licensing.authority@redbridge.gov.uk

Postal Address

London Borough of Redbridge

Lynton House

10th Floor Rear

255-259 High Road

Ilford

Essex

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