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The Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005 - Consultation on introducing a fee for applying to renew a personal licence - Summary of responses

The Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005 - Consultation on introducing a fee for applying to renew a personal licence - Summary of responses

Thursday, January 10, 2019

ISBN: 9781787814936

A consultation in respect of the introduction of a fee for a personal licence renewal application was published by the Scottish Government on 11 July 2018 and ended on 15 August 2018. 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. This document provides a summary of the consultation responses received.

Executive Summary

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.