Licensing policy

Home Office Immigration Enforcement as a responsible authority

15.1 Home office immigration enforcement officers are now responsible authorities with the ability to make representations against licensing applications and also gives them the power to review licences.

15.2 Individuals applying for a premises licence for alcohol or late night refreshment must be entitled to work in the UK. Persons may apply for a licence for regulated entertainment only without immigration status but they will commit a criminal offence if they work illegally.

15.3 The documents that may be relied upon in support of an application demonstrating an entitlement to work in the UK are the same as for personal applicants