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Guidance to licensing authorities

The Gambling Commission's guidance for licensing authorities.


5 - Renewal

24.19. In accordance with paragraph 18 of Schedule 10 of the Act, an application for renewal of a permit must be made during the period beginning six months before the permit expires and ending two months before it expires. The procedure for renewal is the same as for an application. The licensing authority may only refuse to renew a permit on the grounds that:

  • an authorised local authority officer has been refused access to the premises without reasonable excuse
  • renewal would not be reasonably consistent with the licensing objectives. In this respect, the licensing authority will have the benefit of having consulted the chief officer of police and will be aware of any concerns that have arisen about the use of the premises during the life of the permit.

24.20. The duration of the permit will not be curtailed while a renewal application is pending, including an appeal against a decision not to renew.

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