Variations of Existing Premises Licences

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If you require to change anything at all within your Premises Licence you will require to lodge a variation application with your local Licensing Board. There are two types of variation – Minor Variations and Non-Minor Variations (commonly known as ‘Major Variations’). The type of variation required will depend on the change(s) you plan to make.

Minor Variations must be granted by the Licensing Board and are dealt with by staff at the Licensing department (i.e. they not require to call at a formal meeting of the Licensing Board). The following changes can be considered Minor Variations:

  • Changes to your Layout Plan which will not result in any change your Operating Plan such as refurbishment/refit of the premises
  • Any reduction in capacity
  • Any restriction to Children and Young Persons’ access
  • Any change to the name of the Premises

Any other change would be considered ‘Major Variation’. This type of application requires to call at a meeting of the Licensing Board and normally takes a number of months to process. They are also more costly than Minor Variations. Some common examples of Major Variation applications are:

  • Any change to the activities listed on the Operating Plan
  • Any increase in capacity
  • Any extension to Children and Young Persons’ access
  • Any change to the description of the premises

Our team will be able to discuss your proposed changes and advise on your options and what type of variation will be required.

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To find out more, please contact our Licensing Solicitors Glasgow on 0141 333 0636 or fill in our online form.

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