Is there a minimum age limit to apply for a Personal License?

Yes, you need to be over 18 to apply.

How long does it take to obtain my Personal license? Do I receive it by post?

Approximately 4-5 Weeks. We will receive your licence at PLC and will contact you as soon as we do.

What if I fail the exam, can I retake it?

Yes, and the first retake is free.

Where can I get a Training Manual, Refusal Book, Incident Book, and posters?

We provide that at a cost, contact us.

Can I be the DPS (Designated Premises Supervisor) for more than one business?

Yes, you can, provided the other businesses are in close vicinity.

Can a business premises have more than one DPS?


My title/surname/address has changed. Should I inform the council?

Yes, there is a fine of £500 ( level 2) if you don’t inform them.

I have a Criminal record. How long do I have to wait before I could apply for a Personal License?

5 Years on completion of the sentence.

If I make structural changes to my premises, should I inform the Council?

Yes, you need to apply for a minor variation with the new drawings.

I was involved in a criminal offense on my recent holidays overseas. Should I disclose this to the council?


What is AWRS?

Alcohol Wholesale Registration Scheme.