Licence Revocation Scotland Licence Revocation Scotland

Published on August 28th, 2014 | by Dean Carr

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Licence Revocation Scotland

Time Gentlemen Please!

Time is almost up for Scottish personal licence holders who had their personal liquor licence granted on or before the 1st September 2009. Anyone who has not undertaken the SCPLH refresher course and passed their examination could face their personal licence been revoked by Scottish licensing boards on the 1st December 2014. The real bad news is those who face losing their personal liquor licence will currently be unable to reapply for their licence for a period of 5 years.

Anyone that has undertaken training and passed the SCPLH refresher must provide evidence to their licensing board before the 1st December 2014. We would like to remind everyone that the last date to provide evidence is actually Friday the 28th November or to make life simple the remaining working week after St Andrews Day.

Having spoken to various Scottish licensing boards over the last few days our opinion is they will be sticking to their guns and revoke any licence holders personal licence that has not complied with the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005.

Licence Revocation Scotland

This will mean that the consequences of revocation of a personal licence could include the sale of alcohol no longer being permitted in their premises, unless appropriate steps are taken to name an alternative personal licence holder as the designated premises manager. In addition Scottish licence holders who have their licence revoked will no longer be allowed to authorise sales of alcohol or conduct the mandatory staff training required under the 2005 Act.

Some licensing boards we have spoken to have been advising licence holders to surrender their licence before the 31st August 2014. Which means they could reapply for their personal licence avoiding the revocation clause, unfortunately the last working day for most councils is tomorrow, the 29th August 2014.

Article by: Dean Carr

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Dean Carr

Dean has been involved in alcohol licensing for over 20 years and has helped many independent retailers and corporate clients obtain a licence to sell alcohol or offer late night refreshment, regulated entertainment from all sorts of premises. Dean writes articles for various trade related blogs and is currently Managing Director of the PLT group of companies who run APLH and SCPLH personal alcohol licence courses nationwide. You can contact Dean or a member of his expert licensing team on: 01242 222 188



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