Licensing Act 2003 fees

The fee levels are set centrally by the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, at a level to allow licensing authorities full cost recovery for the administration, inspection and enforcement of the new regime. Centrally set fees removes the previous inconsistencies in fee levels and creates a fair and level playing field across England and Wales.

1. Main Fee Levels

Fee Levels - Non Domestic Rateable Value
TypeABCDE
Non Domestic Rateable Value £0 - £4,300 £4,301 - £33,000 £33,001 - £87,000 £87,001 - £125,000 £125,001 and over
Fee Levels - Premises Licences
TypeABCDE
New Applications & Variations £100 £190 £315 £450 £635
Multiplier applied to premises used exclusively or primarily for the supply of alcohol for consumption on the premises (Bands D & E only) N/A N/A N/A £900 £1.905
Annual Charge* £70 £180 £295 £320 £350
Annual Charge - Multiplier applied to premises used exclusively or primarily for the supply of alcohol for consumption on the premises (Bands D & E only) N/A N/A N/A £640 £1,050
Fee Levels - Club Premises Certificates
TypeABCDE
New Applications & Variations £100 £190 £315 £450 £635
Annual Charge £70  £180 £295 £320 £350

* There are additional fees for premises licence applications, and the annual fee for exceptionally large scale events (5,000+), unless certain conditions apply. Please see the fees below and also Regulation (4)4 and 4(5) of the Licensing Act 2003 (Fees) Regulations 2005 (external link).

2. Additional and Other Fee Levels

Additional fees
Number in attendance at any one timeAdditional premises licence feeAdditional annual fee payable if applicable
5,000 to 9,999 £1,000 £500
10,000 to 14,999 £2,000 £1,000
15,000 to 19,999 £4,000 £2,000
20,000 to 29,999 £8,000 £4,000
30,000 to 39,999 £16,000 £8,000
40,000 to 49,999 £24,000 £12,000
50,000 to 59,999 £32,000 £16,000
60,000 to 69,999 £40,000 £20,000
70,000 to 79,999 £48,000 £24,000
80,000 to 89,999 £56,000 £28,000
90,000 and over £64,000 £32,000

3. Other fees

Other fees
Application for the grant or renewal of a personal licence £37.00
Temporary event notice £21.00
Theft, loss etc.. of premises licence or summary £10.50
Application for a provisional statement where premises being built etc.. £315.00
Notification of change of name or address £10.50
Application to vary licence to specify individual as premises supervisor £23.00
Application for transfer of premises licence £23.00
Interim authority notice following death etc.. of licence holder £23.00
Theft, loss etc.. of certificate of summary £10.50
Notification of change of name or alteration of rules of club £10.50
Change of relevant registered address of club £10.50
Theft, loss etc.. of temporary event notice £10.50
Theft, loss etc.. of personal licence £10.50
Duty to notify change of name of address £10.50
Right of freeholder etc.. to be notified of licensing matters £21.00
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