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Licensing Act 2003 General information

Last Modified December 29, 2017

The following activities need licences:

Provision of regulated entertainment

Anything similar to live music, recorded music or dance performances

  • Boxing or wrestling entertainment
  • Dance performances
  • Films
  • Indoor sporting events
  • Live and recorded music
  • Plays

Provision of late night refreshment

Supply of alcohol

  • Clubs supplying alcohol
  • Shops selling of alcohol

Types of licence

A personal licence is granted to an individual, which permits the sale of alcohol in conjunction with a premises licence.

Further information on applying for a personal licence.

A premise licence applies to all premises within Hertsmere that allows one or more licensable activities

Further information on applying for a premises licence.

 Licensing policy

You can read our Statement of Licensing Policy under the Licensing Act 2003

This policy seeks to promote:

  • the prevention of crime and disorder
  • public safety
  • the prevention of public nuisance
  • the protection of children from harm.


You can get further information on the Act from Home Office: Licensing Act 2003

 Acts applicable to this section:

Licensing Act 2003


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