Club premises certificate
A Club Premises Certificate is a licence granting 'qualifying club' status to specific premises.
Qualifying clubs are organisations where members have joined together for particular social, sporting or political purposes and supply alcohol for members and their guests only. Some common examples include Labour, Conservative and Liberal Clubs, the Royal British Legion, other ex-service clubs, working men's clubs, miner's welfare institutions and social and sports clubs.
To be a qualifying club applicants must comply with the following rules:
- At least 48 hours must pass between people being admitted to membership, or as candidates for membership, and their admission to the Club;
- If Members are admitted without nomination, the Club rules must state they will not be admitted to the privileges of membership until 48 hours have elapsed from them becoming a member;
- The Club must be conducted in good faith (see below);
- The Club must have at least 25 members;
- Applicants must not supply, or intend to supply, alcohol to members on the premises otherwise than by, or on behalf of, the Club.
A Club Premises Certificates last for the lifetime of the business, unless the application is for a licence for a shorter period, or the licence holder details change.