Alcohol

How we're working to solve the problems.

We are the government department responsible for alcohol licensing and pricing.

The majority of people consume alcohol responsibly and, equally, the majority of retailers take their responsibilities toward selling alcohol very seriously.

We will no longer tolerate those who behave drunkenly and unacceptably in public or those who sell alcohol irresponsibly.

The Licensing Act 2003 sets clear guidelines for what constitutes legal and illegal use and sales of alcohol.

Changes to alcohol licensing forms

On 31 October 2012, two new forms were published relating to the provisions of early morning restriction orders.

Six forms and one notice were updated on 1 October 2012:  club premises application, club premises variation, minor variation application, premises licence application, provisional statement application, licence variation application, and temporary event notice. They are available on the alcohol licensing page.