Completing your Operating Schedule

The operating schedule will form part of the completed application form for a Premises Licence or Club Premises Certificate.  An operating schedule should include information which is necessary to enable any responsible authority or interested party to assess whether the steps to be taken to promote licensing objectives are satisfactory.

Where the operating schedule forms part of a New Application or an Application to a Vary Conditions, we will take the following general matters into account:

  • Type of activity
  • Duration of proposed licensable activities which are regulated entertainment
  • Proposed hours of operation
  • Capacity / occupancy levels of premises
    • Proximity to local residents, and in particular where residents are located above, below, opposite or immediately adjacent to premises
    • Access to public transport services

Mandatory Conditions

Where a Premises Licence authorises the supply and sale of alcohol, the licence must include conditions prohibiting the supply and sale of alcohol.

  • (a) At a time when there is no Designated Premises Supervisor in respect of the premises
  • (b) At a time when the Designated Premises Supervisor does not hold a personal licence.

In addition the licence must include a condition that the supply and/or sale of alcohol is made or authorised by a person who holds a Personal Licence.

Where a Premises Licence authorises the exhibition of films, it must include a condition restricting the admission of children in accordance with the film classification.

Where a Premises Licence includes a condition requiring any person to carry out a Security Activity, the licence must include a condition requiring that person to be licensed by the Security Industry Authority (SIA) Exemptions to this requirement are:

  • Premises which hold a Premises Licences authorising plays or films.
  • Premises being used exclusively by a club with a Club Premises Certificate, under a Temporary Event Notice authorising plays or films or under a Gaming Licence.
  • Any occasion on which letters patent of the Crown make it lawful for those premises to be used for the public performance of plays without a licence (prescribed by regulations under the Act).


Note:  This list is neither definitive nor prescriptive, but is merely clearly worded examples of possible ways in which the licensing objectives can be promoted.


Remember, what you put in your Operating Schedule may be translated into a condition on your premises licence or Club Premises Certificate.  Do not include anything that you do not intend to do to promote the licensing objectives.