General licensing fees

The licence fee is made up of two parts - Part A and Part B.

Part A covers the costs of processing the application and must be paid at the time of submitting an application. Part B is to cover the ongoing costs for visits, enforcement and other costs not directly associated with the processing of the application and is payable if the licence is granted.

Both Part A and Part B can be paid together at the beginning of the application process. If the application is not granted the Part B fee will be refunded. Paying Part A and Part B together will ensure that as soon as the licence is granted the applicant can operate immediately.

If Part B is not paid at the time the application is submitted, it will be a condition of the licence (once granted) that the licence is not effective until Part B is paid.

When applying for a renewal, if the Part B fee is not paid at the time of the application, it must be paid within 7 days of notification of the application being granted. Otherwise it will be a condition of the licence that the premises cannot operate under the licence until the Part B fee is paid.

The following fees came into effect on 1 August 2020.

  • Scrap metal dealers (premises)

    Fees for scrap metal dealer (premises) applications

    Grant applications

    Part A fee: £327.70
    Part B fee: £216.80
    Total: £544.50

    Licence renewal

    Part A fee: £267.10
    Part B fee: £216.80
    Total: £483.90

    Variation to licence

    Part A fee: £170.50
    Part B fee: Not applicable
    Total: £170.50

    Change of name or address

    Part A fee: £45.50
    Part B fee: Not applicable
    Total: £45.50

    Replacement licence

    Part A fee: £28
    Part B fee: Not applicable
    Total: £28

  • Scrap metal dealers (personal)

    Fees for scrap metal dealer (personal) applications

    Grant application

    Part A fee: £219
    Part B fee: £43.60
    Total: £262.60

    Licence renewal

    Part A fee: £143.30
    Part B fee: £43.60
    Total: £186.90

    Change of name or address

    Part A fee: £45.50
    Part B fee: Not applicable
    Total: £45.50

    Replacement licence

    Part A fee: £28
    Part B fee: Not applicable
    Total: £28

  • Sex shops and cinemas

    Fees for sex shops and cinemas applications

    Grant application

    Part A fee: £2,790
    Part B fee: £765.40
    Total: £3,555.40

    Licence renewal

    Part A fee: £611.30
    Part B fee: £765.40
    Total: £1,376.70

    Variation to licence (mid-term)

    Part A fee: £2,618.40
    Part B fee: Not applicable
    Total: £2,618.40

    Variation to licence (at renewal)

    Part A fee: £2,198.20
    Part B fee: Not applicable
    Total: £2,198.20

    Transfer of licence

    Part A fee: £446.14
    Part B fee: Not applicable
    Total: £446.14

    Occasional licence application

    Part A fee: £2,220.90
    Part B fee: £765.40
    Total: £2,986.30

  • Sexual entertainment venues

    Fees for sexual entertainment venue applications

    Grant application

    Part A fee: £3,812.40
    Part B fee: £1,053.90
    Total: £4,866.30

    Licence renewal

    Part A fee: £2,067.30
    Part B fee: £1,053.90
    Total: £3,121.20

    Variation to licence (mid-term)

    Part A fee: £3,305.00
    Part B fee: Not applicable
    Total: £3,305.00

    Variation to licence (at renewal)

    Part A fee: £1,389.10
    Part B fee: Not applicable
    Total: £1,389.10

    Transfer of licence

    Part A fee: £528.30
    Part B fee: Not applicable
    Total: £528.30

    Occasional licence application

    Part A fee: £2,230.90
    Part B fee: £1,053.90
    Total: £3,284.80

Cancellation of licences

If an annual licence is surrendered for cancellation, a pro-rata refund of the Part B fee will be made of the fee paid for each complete month, which remains unexpired, subject to our costs being covered.

The date of surrender will be deemed to be the date we receive the licence.