A personal licence authorises an individual to supply alcohol, or authorise the supply of alcohol, at premises that already hold a premises licence. It is issued by the Council covering the area where the applicant lives.
A Premises Licence authorises the use of any premises (vehicle, vessel or moveable structure or any place or a part of any premises) to carry out licensable activities. A Premises Certificate authorises registered clubs to carry out licensable activities.
Late night refreshment is the supply of hot food or drink to the public, for consumption on or off the premises, between 11pm and 5am. This includes takeaways, fast food and mobile catering vehicles. You normally need a premises licence to provide these.
The deregulation of certain entertainment has made some changes to the Licensing Act 2003, however any activity between 11pm and 8am, most forms of entertainment with more than 500 people in an audience, and any sex entertainment remains licensable.