Licensing Authority Guidance Scale of Fees

Last Updated: 3 April 2024

Premises and club application: each premises that is licensable will be allocated to a fee band according to the non domestic rateable value. Evidence of premises band will be required.

Rateable value
Rateable Value Bands A: no rateable value to £4,300 B: £4,301 to £33,000 C: £33,001 to £87,000 D: £87,001 to £125,000 E: £125,001 and above
New Application and Variation Fee 100 190 315 450 635


Each band attracts a different level of annual fee, payable one year after the grant of a licence.

Rateable value bands
Rateable value bands A B C D E
Annual Charge 70 180 295 320 350


A multiplier applied to premises in bands D and E where they are exclusively or primarily in the business of selling alcohol.

Bands D and E
Band D (x2) E (x3)
Application fee 900 1905
Annual charge 640 1050


Exceptionally Large Events: an additional premises fee for exceptionally large events is payable

Large events
Number in attendance at any one time Application fee Annual Charge
5,000 to 9,999 £1,000 £500
10,000 to 14,999 £2,000 £1,000
15,000 to 19,999 £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

Personal licences, temporary events and other fees

Fees in relation to other duties, most notably for temporary events and personal licences:

Fees for other duties
Type of licence, application or notice Fee
Application for a grant or renewal of personal licence £37
Temporary event notice £21
Theft, loss, etc. of premises licence or summary £10.50
Application for a provisional statement where premises being built, etc £315.00
Notification of change of name or address £10.50
Application to vary licence to specify individual as premises supervisor £23
Application to transfer of premises licence £23
Interim authority notice following death etc. of licence holder £23
Theft, loss etc. of certificate or summary £10.50
Notification of change of name or alteration of rules of club £10.50
Change of relevant registered address of club £10.50
Theft, loss etc. of temporary event notice £10.50
Theft, loss etc. of personal licence £10.50
Duty to notice change of name or address £10.50
Right of freeholder etc. to be notified of licensing £21

Exemption from payment of Premises Licence Fee

In respect of applications covering the provision of regulated entertainment only (ie excluding the sale of alcohol), no fee shall be payable in respect of the following:

a) In a case of an application by a proprietor of an educational institution (school or college*), in respect of premises that are or form part of the educational institution

i) The provision of regulated entertainment on the premises is carried on by the educational institution for and on behalf of the purposes of the educational institution; or

b) that the application is in respect of premises that are or form part of a church hall, chapel hall or other similar building or a village hall, parish hall or community hall or other similar building

*“College” means a college or similar institution principally concerned with the provision of full time education suitable to the requirements of persons over compulsory school age who have not attained the age of 19.