Administration, Policy and Strategy


In relation to the Licensing Act 2003, officers should have a clear understanding of the processing and implementation of licenses concerned with the sale or supply of alcohol and the provision of entertainment or late night refreshment. They should have a working knowledge of measures that can be taken in an area to manage the evening and night time economy, with the aim of mitigating or preventing problems relating to alcohol crime, disorder and anti-social behaviour.

Core Learning Resources

Professional Bodies:

 Institute of Licensing

 National Association of Licensing and Enforcement Officers

Home Office:

  Controlling the Sale and Supply of Alcohol

 Amended Guidance Issued Under Section 182 of the Licensing Act 2003


 Amended Guidance on the Late Night Levy


 Section 53A Licensing Act 2003: Summary Review Guidance


 Police and Social Responsibility Act 2011: Supporting Guidance

 Alcohol Licensing

All Home Office

Training Courses

 British Institute of Innkeeping

 Education Development International

 Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance


 Scottish Qualifications Authority

List of Awarding Bodies for training purposes

Further Reading

 Code of Practice

Institute of Licensing, 2006

 Alcohol Strategy

Home Office, 2012

  Public Health and Alcohol Licensing in England

Local Government Association, 2013

 Protecting Young People from Alcohol Related Harm

Local Better Regulation Office, 2009

 Running an Event Safely


 Managing Crowds Safely:

A guide for organisers at events and venues

HSE, 2000

 Guide to Safety at Sports Grounds

Sports Grounds Safety Authority, 2017

 Noise from Pubs and Clubs

Defra, 2006 (archived)

 Advice on Gaming in Clubs and Alcohol Licensed Premises: Gambling Act 2005

Gambling Commission, 2008

Other Information

 Regulatory Information and Management Systems

RH Environmental Ltd

Procedures, documents and publications on licensing, available on subscription

 Alcohol, Entertainment and Events Licensing

Local Government Association

Knowledge hub forum for local authorities

 Valuation Office Agency


Includes a list of business rates valuations

 Purple Flag

Accreditation scheme that recognises excellence in the management of town and city centres at night

 National Pubwatch

Voluntary organisation supporting and encouraging pubwatch schemes with the aim of achieving a safer social drinking environment at licensed premises

  Best Bar None

National award scheme supported by the Home Office and aimed at promoting responsible management and operation of alcohol licensed premises

 Alcohol Concern

National charity on alcohol misuse for England and Wales

 Alcohol Policy UK: News and Analysis for the Alcohol Harm Reduction Field

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