Getting and keeping the right licence is vital to many businesses in Essex.
Whether you’re starting a new operation or need help with an existing licensed business, we can advise and support you through the entire process.
Applications for a new Premises Licence for the sale of alcohol and/or other regulated entertainment
We will need to contact your council to apply for a premises licence if you intend to sell alcohol or provide ‘licensable activities’ from a particular venue.
Licensable activities include:
- Selling alcohol.
- Serving hot food and drinks between 11pm and 5am.
You’ll also need a licence if you provide the following types of entertainment:
- Theatrical performance.
- Showing a film.
- Indoor sporting event.
- Boxing or wrestling (indoor or outdoor).
- Live music.
- Recorded music.
- Facilities for making music.
- Dancing facilities.
You will still need a licence if the activities are for charity.
You may have to pay Machine Games Duty on any gaming machines you have on your premises.