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Examples of premises licence conditions

These examples are provided for illustrative purposes only and are to show the sorts of conditions you may wish to think about when addressing similar evidenced-based concerns within your area.

The conditions listed below have been grouped under specific headings for ease of reference. There will inevitably be some overlap between those conditions that address different concerns, for example those related to security and to anti-social behaviour.

  • Security
  • Anti-social behaviour
  • Underage controls
  • Player protection controls 

Conditions should not been used as blanket measures, as licences must be considered on a case by case basis. Rather they should be imposed in specific circumstances to address a risk to the licensing objectives, often at review stage. 

You will need to adapt according to your local circumstances. You should only impose conditions which can be related to the exercise of your powers.

Section 153 of the Gambling Act
GLA: Part 9 Premises licence conditions

Part 9 of Guidance to licensing authorities provides further details on the principles you should apply when exercising your discretion to impose premises licence conditions. 


  • No pre-planned single staffing after 8pm and, when this is unavoidable, for a Maglock to be in constant use
  • A minimum of two members of staff after 10pm
  • A minimum of two members of staff will be on duty throughout the whole day
  • The premises will have an intruder alarm and panic button
  • Maglock systems are employed and access is controlled
  • Requirements for full-height security screens to be installed
  • A requirement for 50% of the shop frontage to be clear of advertising so that staff have a clear view and can monitor the exterior of the premises    
  • The premises shall maintain a ‘safe haven’ to the rear of the counter. The premises shall install and maintain a comprehensive CCTV system as per the minimum requirements of a Metropolitan Police Crime Prevention Officer.
  • All entry and exit points will be covered enabling frontal identification of every person entering in any light condition. The CCTV system shall continually record whilst the premises is open for licensable activities and during all times when customers remain on the premises. All recordings shall be stored for a minimum period of 31 days with date and time stamping. Recordings shall be made available immediately upon the request of police or an authorised officer throughout the preceding 31-day period.
  • A member of staff from the premises who is conversant with the operation of the CCTV system shall be on the premises at all times when the premises are open to the public. This member of staff must be able to show a member of the police or authorised council officer recent data or footage with the absolute minimum of delay when requested.
  • A monitor shall be placed inside the premises above the front door showing CCTV images of customers entering the premises.
  • If at any time (whether before or after the opening of the premises), the police or licensing authority supply to the premises names and/or photographs of individuals which it wishes to be banned from the premises, the licensee shall use all reasonable endeavours to implement the ban through staff training. 

Anti-social behaviour 

  • The licensee shall develop and agree a protocol with the police as to incident reporting, including the type and level of incident and mode of communication, so as to enable the police to monitor any issues arising at or in relation to the premises.
  • The licensee shall take all reasonable steps to prevent street drinking of alcohol directly outside the premises and to ban from the premises those who do so.
  • Notices indicating that CCTV is in use at the premises shall be placed at or near the entrance to the premises and within the premises.
  • The licensee shall place and maintain a sign at the entrance which states that ‘only drinks purchased on the premises may be consumed on the premises’.
  • The licensee shall implement a policy of banning any customers who engage in crime or disorder within or outside the premises.
  • The licensee shall install and maintain an ultraviolet lighting system in the customer toilet.
  • The licensee shall install and maintain a magnetic door locking system for the customer toilet operated by staff from behind the counter.
  • Prior to opening the licensee shall meet with the Crime Prevention Officer in order to discuss any additional measures to reduce crime and disorder. 

Underage controls 

  • The licensee shall maintain a bound and paginated ‘Think 21 Refusals’ register at the premises. The register shall be produced to the police or licensing authority forthwith on request.
  • Customers under 21 will have to provide ID.
  • The premises will operate a ‘challenge 25’ policy and prominent signage and notices will be displayed showing the operation of such policy.
  • Compulsory third party test purchasing on a twice-yearly external system and the results to be reported to the local authority and police. In the first 12 months (from the date of the review) two additional internal test purchase operations to be carried out.
  • In some cases it will be more practical to request test purchasing to be carried out on a minimum number of occasions (eg at least twice a year) rather than during a specific a timeframe (eg once every six months). For example, it would not be practical to impose a condition on premises within a holiday park that requires test purchasing to be carried out ‘once every six months’ as the park may not be open for business during the winter months.
  • A physical barrier (eg a supermarket metal type or similar) acceptable to the licensing authority, and operated in conjunction with the existing monitored alert system, to be put in place within three months from the date of the review.
  • No machines in the Unlicensed Family Entertainment Centre to be sited within one metre of the Adult Gaming Centre entrance.
  • Staff training records or certified copies should be available at the premises for inspection. 

Player protection controls 

  • Prominent GamCare documentation will be displayed at the premises.
  • There shall be no cash point or ATM facilities on the premises.
  • The licensee shall train staff on specific issues related to the local area and shall conduct periodic refresher training. Participation in the training shall be formally recorded and the records produced to the police or licensing authority upon request.
  • New and seasonal staff must attend induction training. All existing staff must attend refresher training every six months.
  • All notices regarding gambling advice or support information within the vicinity of Chinatown must be translated into both simplified and traditional Chinese.
  • Infra-red beam to be positioned across the entrance to the premises. To be utilised whenever the first member of staff is not positioned within the cash box or the second member of staff is not on patrol.