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Reasons Why Your Personal Licence Can be Suspended or Revoked

Tuba Tasneem

March 07, 2023

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Reasons For Revoke Suspension Reasons Get Alcohol Personal Licence

why personal licence suspended or revoked

An organisation that solely depends on the sale of alcohol may suffer from the suspension of a personal licence, also known as alcohol personal licence, but so may the patrons of such a place.

A personal licence is meant to guarantee that anyone operating or overseeing a company that provides or sells alcohol will do it in a competent manner. However, owners of personal licences risk having their licences cancelled for up to six months if it is discovered that they are not adhering to the requirements that are listed below.

With employees who depend on wages not being paid, that equates to lost revenue for six months. This may not only negatively affect sales and profits but also harm your standing with employees and clients. Additionally, since a new alcohol personal licence must be applied for, it can add needless administrative work for the licence holder.

Previously, the criminal courts had the authority to suspend a personal licence because they were responsible for making decisions about the licence’s future at the time of sentence. However, if a holder is found guilty of a relevant offence, local licencing authorities now have the authority to suspend or revoke a personal licence.

The Licensing Act 2003 has a complete list of these infractions. These offences cover a wide range, from handling stolen property to possessing a restricted substance with the purpose to resell it, and they are designed to guarantee that the licence holder is an accountable law-abiding citizen.

Reasons to Get Your Licence Revoked

Your licence will be taken away if you:

  • fail to meet the requirements you stated you met on your application
  • used false documentation or an alias,
  • allowed another person to use your licence to engage in licensable behaviour, received a sentence or disposal for a relevant offence,
  • the date your sentence restrictions end puts you in the “Automatic Refusal” category of our licence criteria.
  • are not authorised to work in the United Kingdom (unless you are a director of a UK-registered company)
  • violate the licencing requirements
  • We determine that you are not a fit and proper person to hold a licence if you violate any of the licence conditions, including any additional conditions we have imposed on your licence,
  • fail to complete the training we require of you,
  • receive a sentence or disposition for a relevant offence, and the date your sentence restrictions end puts you in the “Consider Additional Factors” category of our licence criteria.
  • We determine that you are not qualified to have a licence.

Reasons to Get Your Licence Suspended

For either one or all of the following reasons, the UK Government may suspend your licence:

If they think that you are a danger to everyone’s safety.
If they think that doing so is in the general welfare.
As of the end of March 2018, there were 723,800 personal licences in England and Wales, according to official UK Government statistics. That represents a 35,600 per cent increase over the prior year and shows that more people are requesting personal licences.

An alcohol personal licence is only good for the holder’s lifetime unless it is surrendered, hence it is crucial that they uphold the standards expected of them as responsible licence holders. Keep in mind that losing a personal licence has an impact on everyone who depends on it in addition to the licence holder.

How to get an Alcohol Personal Licence?

You must first pass an APLH Personal Licence Course if you want to apply for a personal licence. You will be able to apply for a Personal Licence once you have finished the APLH course. Visit the Hurak website to choose from a variety of alcohol licencing courses