A personal licence is a licence which authorises that individual to supply alcohol, or authorises the supply of alcohol, in accordance with a premises licence. Personal licences are 'portable' between different premises throughout England and Wales.
- It is granted by the licensing authority to an individual;
- It has effect for an initial period of ten years beginning with the date it was granted;
- It may also be renewed for further periods of ten years at a time; and
- It ceases to have effect when it is surrendered, suspended or revoked.