Personal licences are granted to individuals, and allow individuals to sell alcohol to the public. Where alcohol is to be sold at a premise, this premise must also hold a premises licence.
Personal licences are granted for a period of ten years, and can be renewed after this point for further periods of ten years.
Individuals must apply to the licensing authority in which they are resident (not that in which they intend to supply alcohol).
The licensing authority should generally grant the licence where the applicant: is 18 years old or over possesses a licensing qualification or is a person of a prescribed prescription has not held a personal licence which has been revoked in the last five years has not been convicted of any relevant offence.