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Licensing fees and charges


Gambling Act 2005 fees and charges


Miscellaneous fees and charges

Our miscellaneous fees and charges for 2021/22.

Scrap metal dealers

Licence typeFee
Site licence - grant (3 years) £497
Site licence - renewal (3 years) £420
Collectors licence - grant/renewal (3 years) £303
Minor administrative change to licence £33
Variation - change of site manager £180
Variation from collector to site licence £215
Variation from site to collector licence £139

Street trading consent

Licence typeFee
Initial/application fee £67
Pitch fee £27

Sexual entertainment

Licence typeFee
Grant/new £2,369
Renewal £2,369
Transfer £646

Film classification

Licence typeFee
New £72 (per hour)

Licensing pre-application advice

Fees in 2021/22 for licensing pre-application advice on applications under the Licensing Act 2003 and Gambling Act 2005.

Application typeFee
Small application - up to one hour of advice regarding small licence applications. Excludes events (see below). £68
Medium application - up to two hours advice for medium size applications including a site visit. Excludes events (see below). £142
Large application - up to four hours advice for large applications including multiple (if necessary) site visits. Excludes events (see below). £265
Events up to 1000 capacity (Category A) - up to three hours advice for extra large public events includes the cost of specialist officers and site visits. £363
Events between 1001 and up to 1999 capacity (Category B) – up to seven hours advice for extra large public events includes the cost of specialist officers  and site visits. £511
Events between 2000 and up to 4999 capacity (Category C) – up to up to 14 hours advice for extra large public events includes the cost of specialist officers and site visits. £708
Extra large events 5000 people or more (Category D) - up to 21 hours advice for extra large public events includes the cost of specialist officers and site visits. £1052

Licensing Act 2003 fees

Tunbridge Wells Borough Council has no discretion to change these fees.

Grant or variation to a premises licence or club premises certificate

Band Non-domestic rateable value Application fee Annual charge
A £0 to £4,300 £100 £70
B £4,301 to £33,000 £190 £180
C £33,001 to £87,000 £315 £295
D £87,001 to £125,000 £450 £320
E £125,001 and over £635 £350

A multiplier is applied to premises in bands D and E where they are exclusively or primarily in the business of selling alcohol.

Band Application fee Annual charge
D (x2) £900 £640
E (x3) £1,905 £1,050

Exemptions

There are exemptions to the payment of fees. These are:

  • No fee is to be payable by the proprietor of a school or college if the application is for the provision of regulated entertainment only and the entertainment is carried on by the school or college for or on behalf of the purposes of the school or college.
  • No fee is payable in respect of premises that are or form part of a church hall, chapel hall or other similar building or a village hall, parish hall or community hall or other similar building if the application is for the provision of regulated entertainment only.

Miscellaneous and other licence fees

Our fees and charges for 2021/22 on an occasion where a fee may be payable.

OccasionFee
Application for minor variation of premises licence/club certificate £89
Temporary Event Notice (TEN) £21
Personal Licence £37
Application of copy of licence/notice on theft, loss etc. £10.50
Application for a provisional statement where premises being built £315
Notification of change of the name or address (Personal Licence) £10.50
Application to vary licence to specify individual as DPS £23
Application to disapplied DPS on premises licence £23
Application for transfer of premises licence £23
Interim authority notice £23
Notification of change of name or alteration of club rules £10.50
Change of relevant registered address of club £10.50
Application of copy of licence/notice of theft, loss etc. £10.50
Notice of interest in any premises £21