Personal Licence holders still to notify Board of training
8th October 2014
Members of The Highland Council's Licensing Board were (October 7, 2014) informed that 811 Personal Licence holders have still to notify the Board that they have completed their refresher training.
Personal Licence holders had until the 31 August to sit their training. It is essential that anyone who has completed their refresher training must notify The Highland Licensing Board by 30 November 2014 to retain their Personal Licence. Failure to do so will result in their licence being revoked.
Licensing Board Convener, Councillor Maxine Smith, said: "It is vital that Personal Licence holders who have undertaken the refresher training contact the Highland Licensing Board as a matter of urgency otherwise this will result in them losing their licence."
Further information is on the Board's website. or can be had by contacting local Licensing Offices.
Personal Licences are issued for a period of 10 years. However, in terms of Section 87 of the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005, there is a legal requirement for Personal Licence holders to undertake refresher training within five years of the date of issue of their Personal Licence.
They then need to produce evidence of this training to the Highland Licensing Board, not later than three months after the expiry of the period of five years from when the Personal Licence was issued.
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