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Interim authority notice

This can be applied for within 28 days of the licence holder becoming insolvent, mentally incapacitated or dies. It enables the premises licence to continue whilst arrangements are being made to apply to transfer a licence. This must be done within 28 days, otherwise the licence will lapse and a new licence will need to be applied for.

A copy of the notice should also be sent to the chief officer of police.

Immigration Act 2016 - right to work and immigration status

From 6 April 2017, individual applicants and applications from partnerships which are not limited liability partnerships are required to provide documentation to prove entitlement to work/immigration status.

To hold a licence an individual or member of a partnership must be resident in the UK and:

  • Have the right to live and work in the UK and
  • Have no conditions preventing them from doing the licensable activity 

To prove this you need to include copies or scans (which don’t need to be certified) of the following documents:

After 6 April if the licence holder no longer has the right to work in the UK the premises licence will be invalid.


The fee for an interim authority notice is £23.

Interim authority notice application process

As soon as an interim authority notice is given within the 28 day period, the business may continue to carry on any licensable activities permitted by the premises licence.

The chief officer of police may object on crime prevention grounds to an interim authority notice within 48 hours of receiving the copy notice. We will then hold a hearing to determine the notice given by the police.

If no objection is received we issue the interim authority notice. The maximum time it may have effect is three months, during which time you will need to apply to transfer the premises licence.


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