The Scottish Government is responsible for regulating the powers of Scottish local authorities and Licensing Boards in relation to licensing the sale of alcohol. Licensing Boards carry out a range of functions, including granting and reviewing licences to sell alcohol in their particular area. This consultation relates to the ‘personal licence’, a key plank of the alcohol licensing regime.
The consultation welcomed views from respondents on whether to introduce a fee for applying to renew a personal licence, and if we were to introduce such a fee, to seek views on what that fee level should be. The consultation was published on 11 July 2018 and ended on 15 August 2018.
In total, fifty two responses to the consultation were received, and forty seven respondents agreed to the publication of their response. This document provides a summary of the responses received.