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How Much Does A Personal Alcohol Licence Cost In The UK?

Updated: Apr 19

A bar stocked with alcoholic drinks.

The total cost of obtaining a personal alcohol licence in the UK ranges from £149 to £212, depending on the provider of your Accredited Qualification.


In this Article:


What a Personal Alcohol Licence is used for?

In the UK, obtaining a Personal Alcohol Licence is a crucial step for individuals involved in the sale of alcoholic beverages. This licence is a requirement for anyone who intends to sell alcohol at a premises that holds a premises licence or wishes to authorise the sale of alcohol. 

Here is an overview of the costs and processes associated with obtaining a Personal Alcohol Licence in the UK.


Standard Application Fee Across the UK  -  £37

The cost of applying for a Personal Alcohol Licence in the UK is generally consistent across different regions. 

The standard fee for the application is £37. 

This fee is paid to the local council in the area where the applicant resides, and it covers the processing of the personal licence application.

If you already meet the requirements to hold a personal alcohol licence you can apply through the UK government website here


DBS Check  -  £18

Another requirement for getting your personal licence is a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, which is mandatory for all applicants. This DBS check typically costs £25 and is an integral part of ensuring that the applicant has a clean criminal record​​.

If you want to find out more information or apply for a DBS check visit the government website below


Accredited Qualification  -  £94

Applicants must also get an accredited licensing qualification. This ensures that the licence holder is aware of their responsibilities and the legal framework surrounding the sale of alcohol. 

Our Online Personal Licence Holder course costs £94 and is accredited by 3 Nationally Trusted bodies. The Institute of Hospitality, Laser Awards & CPD Approved.


Total Cost - £149

Getting a Personal Alcohol Licence in the UK is a straightforward process with a similar cost across most regions. Also the Licence doesn’t have an expiry date so it will last indefinitely.

If you're planning to apply for a Personal Alcohol Licence, we highly encourage you to enrol in our course.


link to a alcohol personal license holder course


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