Clubs are organisations where members have joined together for social, sporting or political purposes and buy alcohol in bulk to supply in the club. A club premises certificate authorises a club to carry out club activities such as supplying alcohol and providing entertainment.
Clubs have special licence requirements as technically they only sell alcohol by retail to guests, as alcohol stock is owned by the members. Visitors to a club may be supplied with alcohol as long as they are genuine guests of a member of the club or the club collectively.
A qualifying club must fulfil these conditions:
Additional conditions about the supply of alcohol are:
Registered industrial and provident societies and friendly societies qualify if alcohol is purchased for and supplied by the club under the control of the members. Relevant miners' welfare institutes can also be considered. To find out whether your institute is eligible, please contact us.
There is no time-limit on the certificate (unless you ask for one). It lasts until you decide to give it up or you break the terms and the certificate is revoked.
Applications for premises in Powys should be made to us. They must be in a specific format and should be sent with a plan of the premises, the rules of the club and a club operating schedule, which should include the following information:
We may inspect your premises before we consider your application.
You’ll need to pay a fee when you first apply for your Club Premises Certificate. If it is granted, you then pay yearly fees based on the rateable value of the premises.
Apply online using the links below. The links take you to another government website.
You must tell us about any changes - see dedicated section on this page.
You can also get application forms from us using the contact details on this page. Please complete the form and return it with the fee to the area licensing office.
You will be charged a fee for this licence.
It usually takes between one and three months from the start of application.
When you make your application, you must put a notice on the premises and a notice in the local press. There will then be a consultation period of 28 days for authorities, local residents and businesses to support or object to the application after thinking about the following:
If objections are made against an application which cannot be resolved, then the application will be heard by our licensing committee. The hearing must be carried out within 20 working days of the end of the consultation period.
The committee will consider the application and the evidence it hears. They can decide to grant the certificate, change the conditions, exclude an activity from the certificate, suspend the certificate or withdraw the certificate.
An interested party is:
Any interested party may give us their views and make objections to an application. If this happens, a hearing will be held. If you make an objection, you’ll be told if the application fails.
You can make an appeal, and so can anyone who objected to to the application if they are unhappy with our decision. An appeal must be made to local Magistrates' Court within 21 days of the date you are told about our decision.
If there are any changes to the rules or name of the club you must give us the details.
If a certificate is in place and the registered address of the club changes, you must tell us.
You may apply to us to vary a certificate. Please send the certificate with the application.
If you have a complaint about a business with a club premises certificate, please contact us using the details on this page.
Once we’ve granted a certificate, an interested party may appeal if they feel that the application should have been refused or that we should have set conditions or limitations on the club’s activities. They can also appeal against a review decision.
Appeals must be made to the local Magistrates' court within 21 days of the decision.
Any club member or interested party may ask us to review the certificate. We will share our response to these requests in a notice. You can appeal against the decision of a review.
Did you know: If you're only making make small changes to the situation described in the licence, you can apply for a minor variation.