Licensing fees

Central government sets all Licensing Act application fees; these are "statutory fees". The fees help to cover the administration and enforcement costs incurred by us as the "licensing authority".

The fees for new premises licence applications and variations are based on the rateable value of the premises. This is the overall figure, not the amount actually paid.

The following tables contain the fees payable for all the different types of applications we accept.

Licensing fees for new and variation applications
BandFeeAnnual fee
A (£0 to £4,300) £100 £70
B (£4,301 to £33,000) £190 £180
C (£33,001 to £87,000) £315 £295
D (£87,001 to £125,000) £450* £320*
E (£125,001 plus) £635* £350*

*Note: if your premises is primarily used for the consumption of alcohol upon the premises and your rateable value is in band D or E you will be required to pay these fee multipliers: Band D x 2; Band E x 3.

Additional fees for new and variation applications

Unless exempted by the fees regulations, if your premises or event will have more than 4,999 persons attending at one time the following fees will be payable on top of the main fees above.

Additional licensing fees for new and variation applications
Number in attendance at any one timeFeeAnnual fee
5,000 to 9,999 £1,000 £500
10,000 to 14,999 £2,000 £1,000
15,000 to 19,000 £4,000 £2,000
20,000 to 29,999 £8,000 £4,000
30,000 to 39,999 £16,000 £8,000
40,000 to 49,999 £24,000 £12,000
50,000 to 59,999 £32,000 £16,000
60,000 to 69,999 £40,000 £20,000
70,000 to 79,999 £48,000 £24,000
80,000 to 89,999 £56,000 £28,000
90,000 and over £64,000 £32,000

Note: if your new or variation application relates to a school, village hall, community centre or similar premises and you only wish to offer regulated entertainment, you will not be required to submit a fee with your application.

Other fees

Other fees
Application typeFee
Minor variation application £89
Removal of designated premise supervisor £23
Grant or renewal of a personal licence £37
Temporary Event Notice (TEN) £21
Theft or loss of a premises licence or summary £10.50
Provisional statement (eg where premises being built) £315
Duty to notify a change of name or address £10.50
Vary licence to specify a new designated premises supervisor £23
Transfer a licence £23
Interim authority notice following the death of a licence holder £23
Notification of change of name or alteration of club rules £10.50
Change of correspondence address for a club £10.50
Theft or loss of a Temporary Event Notice (TEN) £10.50
Theft or loss of a personal licence £10.50
Right of freeholder to be notified of licensing matters £21

Contact information

  • Telephone: 01494 421 346 or 01494 421 222