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Club premises certificate

What is a Club Premises Certificate?

A club premises certificate allows a members' club to carry out licensable activities, ie, the supply of alcohol and the provision of regulated entertainment. There is no requirement for a qualifying club to have a Designated Premises Supervisor or personal licence holder.

How to qualify

To qualify for a Club Premises Certificate the club must make sure that it follows certain rules.

These are:

  • that new members must wait a minimum of two days before being allowed full membership privileges
  • that alcohol and entertainment is only provided to members of the club and their guests
  • that the club has at least 25 members
  • that the club is conducted in good faith and that there is no arrangement for anyone to benefit financially from buying or selling alcohol

If a club wishes to provide licensable activities to the general public, it may apply for a premises license or, subject to certain restrictions, a Temporary Event Notice (TEN).

How to apply

The application for a Club Premises certificate is the same as that for a premises licence. 

However, you'll also need to send us a copy of the club rule book.

Apply for a club premises certificate online GOV.UK

What is costs

Club premises fee on GOV.UK

Varying the licence

If you need to vary a licence, you will need to complete an application form and pay a fee. You can do this online.

Apply and pay for a variation to a club premises certificate GOV.UK

Apply and pay for a minor variation GOV.UK

Notification of change of details or club rules GOV.UK