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What are licensable activities?

What are licensable activities?

A premises licence authorises the use of any premises for licensable activities. There are four licensable activities contained within the Licensing Act 2003.

They are:

  • the sale of alcohol by retail
  • supply of alcohol by or on behalf of a club to, or to the order of, a member of a club
  • the provision of regulated entertainment
  • the provision of late-night refreshment (the 2003 act affects premises such as night cafes and take away food outlets where people may gather at any time from 11pm and until 5am.¬†Supply takes place when the hot food or hot drink is given to the customer and not when payment is made.)

Last updated on 28 July 2020