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Designated premises supervisors

A premises licence must have an individual nominated as the Designated Premises Supervisor (DPS). This individual will be the person with the day to day responsibility for running the premises and will be the main contact for any licensing issues.

If the nominated individual leaves the employment of the premises, or is just no longer in control of the day to day responsibilities, then the premises licence holder needs to nominate someone else as the DPS.

If there is no assigned DPS, or a DPS does not have a personal licence, then the premises will be prohibited from selling alcohol until someone with a personal licence is nominated.

Applying to be a Designated Premises Supervisor

You can apply to be a DPS as long as you match the following criteria:

  • You are 18 years of age or older
  • You have the right to work in the UK
  • Or are in the process of getting, a personal licence (if the premises sells alcohol)

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