A Club Premises Certificate is a permanent licence granted for a specific club premises in England or Wales to authorise licensable activities. These include:
If you intend to carry out any of these activities at your social, sporting or political members club, a Club Premises Certificate will be required.
Pro-Leagle have a proven track-record of managing Club Premises Certificate Applications. We currently hold a 100% success rate for grant of licence at first application. We liaise with the relevant authorities (such as the Police or Environmental Health) to prepare your application. This can generally be completed in 1-2 weeks assuming timely responses to our queries. The application will then be provided to you for filing, with appropriate instructions. This allows us to keep your fees low.
You will need to provide proof of the right to live and work in the UK for the club secretary making the application.
You must provide an application form containing the Operating Schedule including opening times and the hours of:
You must detail measures to be taken to comply with the four licensing objectives. This section of the form is critical to the success of your application and you should seek professional advice when completing it.
Pro-Leagle prepare the application form in consultation with the client and responsible authorities such as the Police.
You must provide a declaration stating that the club qualifies for a premises certificate. This must be accompanied by, and cross-referenced to, a copy of your club rules which must meet the requirements of Part 4 of the Licensing Act 2003.
You will need detailed plans of the premises, the requirements for which are set out in statute. The plans need to identify alcohol stores, fire alarms and control systems and CCTV cameras etc.
Premises plans are not included in our fee and they will need to sourced from an appropriate, third-party provider at additional cost. If, however, you already have a to-scale plan we can adapt this for you.
You will need to advertise your Club Premises Certificate application both at the premises and in the local press. We supply advertising text with appropriate instructions.
This will depend on the rateable value of the premises:
Need your existing club rules reviewed for compliance with the Licensing Act 2003? We can assist for a fee of £99. Setting up a new club and do not yet have any official rules? We can prepare them for you for a fee of £299.
Fees charged by floor-plan providers are variable. If you already have a basic, to-scale plan we can adapt this to Club Premises Certificate requirements for £99.
You will need to pay for a small advert to run in a local newspaper (costs variable).
The service we received was first class and the communications I had were very straight forward and prompt. The application pack prepared by Pro-Leagle was very detailed, exclusive and comprehensive suggesting they have a wealth of experience on these and other types of legal issues. I am confident we will be able to work with Pro-Leagle in the future.