Annual fee legal update August 2017

Premises licences  – Annual fees

Every licensing board in Scotland  will have sent out demands for the payment of annual fees to maintain  premises licences. .

The notices will either be

  1. sent to the premises;
  2. sent to the premises licence holder;
  3. sent to the premises manager

Every year a large number of premises licences are revoked because these  annual fees are not paid.

The means that you cannot sell alcohol on the premises until an application for new licence is granted or occasional licences are granted to cover the situation. In an over provision area where the licensing board believe there are too many licences an application for premises licence or occasional licence might not be granted and the business will be lost.

Please instruct senior staff to open the mail, please ensure your head office opens the mail and if it is a demand for payment of annual fees please ensure they are paid immediately. It can be fatal to put these demands in a drawer to pay later!

If you are

  1. a premises licence holder
  2. a premises manager
  3. senior member of staff

PLEASE CHECK TO ENSURE SOMEONE ON YOUR TEAM HAS PAID THE FEES 

IF YOU have NOT received a demand for payment by mid September please call  local licensing board which deals with your PREMISES LICENCE  and ask them to either confirm payment has been made or to re-send the annual fee demand to you by email to ensure it is paid.

Letters get lost in the post. It is no excuse to say you did not receive the demand.

Your future is in your hands.

SCPLH and SCPLH refresher training 13 June 2017 Gaelic Lane Cafe Aberdeen

Professional training from well known industry specialist

FREE PERSONAL LICENCE APPLICATION FORM COMPLETION ON THE DAY – PLEASE BRING 2 PASSPORT COLOUR PHOTOS WITH YOU

Janet Hood Training and Consulting Limited is pleased to offer the above  courses and  completion of application for personal licence / refresher reminder

Which courses are on offer

Scottish Certificate for Personal Licence Holders  and Scottish Certificate for Personal Licence Holders – refresher training 

Tutor:

Janet Hood, Accredited Licensing Specialist

When: 

Tuesday 13 June 2017

Registration : 09.30

Course commences 10.00 sharp

Exam starts 16.30 -17.30 

Where: 

Gaelic Lane Cafe, 1 Gaelic Lane, Aberdeen, AB10 1JF

Learning Requirements:

If you have any specific learning needs please detail inform me in advance.  These may be physical or non-physical.  All information will be treated confidentially. Please do not make your own arrangements as I need to ensure we comply with SQA regulations.

[please note this course will be held  on first floor of premises – no lift available on this occasion – no access for wheelchair users – sorry – will arrange separate course on different date if required]

Learning need (e.g. Dyslexia / Hard of Hearing / Wheelchair User):

Reason (e.g Difficulty Reading / Difficulty Hearing / Potential Access or Mobility issues):

Support required physical: eg  need to sit at the front of the Classroom, Wheelchair Ramps + Additional Space required

Support Required language/reading writing difficulties e.g A Reader / A Scribe / A translator: Please note: If there is a charge for support [eg reader; translator; scribe] you will be advised and will have to make the payment in advance.

Cost of SCPLH and SCPLH Refresher courses

£125.00 exc VAT £150.00 total  per  delegate –  an invoice will be sent to you on booking being made

Please note that payment must be made in advance or on the day in cash.

please pay as follows:

BACS three days in advance  or

cheque made payable to Janet Hood Training and Consulting Limited at least 10 days in advance  or

cash on the day

the exam will not be able to be taken if payment not made 

BACS: Please identify invoice number on BACs or cheque

Janet Hood Training and Consulting Limited

Sort code 82-61-09

Account Number 10106340

Clydesdale Bank Brechin 

Cost of catering teas, coffee, cake, lunch to be paid direct to venue

in cash £15.00 per head

INFO  YOU NEED TO EMAIL ME IN ADVANCE FOR EACH DELEGATE

to get you registered:

1. your full name including any middle names

2. date of birth

3. particular learning requirements

to get your personal licence application form completed 

3. place of birth

4. email

5. mobile

6. home address

7. national insurance number

8. confirmation of all previous criminal convictions or none as the case may be

YOU MUST BRING CURRENT IDENTIFICATION DOCUMENTS ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:

1. current passport

2. current photo driver’s licence

3. current young scot or other PASS hologram card

4. current biometric immigration card

5. current EU ID card

6. current military id card

Failure to bring current ID will mean  you cannot take the exam

If you are a foreign national please make sure you have the right to remain in the UK AND  the right to work in the UK or any application for personal licence might have to be refused in terms of the Immigration Act 2016. 

What’s said about the course

“Janet Hood makes these courses interesting, fun and informative.”

SCPLH and SCPLH refresher training Edinburgh Tuesday 21 February Dundee Tuesday 28 February 2017

Professional training from well known industry specialist

FREE PERSONAL LICENCE APPLICATION FORM COMPLETION ON THE

DAY – PLEASE BRING 2 PASSPORT COLOUR PHOTOS WITH YOU

Janet Hood Training and Consulting Limited is pleased to offer the above

courses and completion of application for personal licence / refresher

reminder

Which courses are on offer:

Scottish Certificate for Personal Licence Holders and Scottish Certificate for

Personal Licence Holders – refresher training

When:

Tuesday 21  February 2017 Edinburgh

Tuesday 28 February 2017 Dundee

Registration : 09.30

Course commences 10.00 sharp

Exam starts 16.30 -17.30

Where:

Edinburgh course – Royal Over-Seas League Edinburgh 100 Princes Street,

Edinburgh, EH2 3AB

Dundee Course venue dependent on numbers – candidates will be advised

Cost:

£125.00 exc VAT £150.00 total per delegate – please pay by BACS in

advance or cash on the day – the exam will not be able to be taken if

payment not made

BACS: Please identify yourself/your company when paying by BACs

Janet Hood Training and Consulting Limited

Sort code 82-61-09

Account Number 10106340

Clydesdale Bank Brechin

INFO YOU NEED TO EMAIL ME IN ADVANCE FOR EACH DELEGATE

to get you registered:

1. your full name including any middle names

2. date of birth

to get your personal licence application form completed

3. place of birth

4. email

5. mobile

6. home address

7. national insurance number

YOU MUST BRING CURRENT IDENTIFICATION DOCUMENTS ONE OF

THE FOLLOWING:

1. current passport

2. current photo driver’s licence

3. current young scot or other PASS hologram card

4. current biometric immigration card

5. current EU ID card

6. current military id card

Failure to bring current ID will mean you cannot take the exam

If you are a foreign national please make sure you have the right to remain in

the UK AND the right to work in the UK or any application for personal

licence might have to be refused in terms of the Immigration Act 2016.

What’s said about the course “Janet Hood makes these courses interesting,

fun and informative.”

SCPLH and SCPLH Refresher training LAST CHANCE BEFORE CHRISTMAS

FREE PERSONAL LICENCE APPLICATION FORM COMPLETION ON THE DAY – PLEASE BRING 2 PASSPORT COLOUR PHOTOS WITH YOU

Janet Hood Training and Consulting Limited is pleased to offer the above  courses and free completion of application for personal licence / refresher reminder

Which courses are on offer: 

Scottish Certificate for Personal Licence Holders [new personal licence holders or personal licence holders who failed to meet refresher training dates] & Scottish Certificate for Personal Licence Holders Refresher [5 year refresher training]  – please advise which course you need to take  

When: 

20 December  2016 

Registration : 09.30

Course commences 10.00 sharp

Exam starts 16.30 -17.30 

Where

Gaelic Lane Coffee House, Aberdeen AB10 1JF

Costs: Course fees £125.00 VAT £25.00 Total £150.00 per head –  Cancellation fee failure to appear £70.00 VAT £14.00 Total £84.00

Fees must be paid in advance of the course:

 

BACS: Please identify yourself/your company when paying by BACs

Janet Hood Training and Consulting Limited

Sort code 82-61-09

Account Number 10106340

Clydesdale Bank Brechin 

CHEQUE: made payable to Janet Hood Training and Consulting Limited

CASH – on the day

Catering £15.00 to be paid in cash to coffee house direct

INFO  YOU NEED TO EMAIL ME IN ADVANCE FOR EACH DELEGATE

to get you registered:

1. your full name including any middle names

2. date of birth

to get your personal licence application form completed 

3. place of birth

4. email

5. mobile

6. home address

7. national insurance number

 

YOU MUST BRING CURRENT IDENTIFICATION DOCUMENTS ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:

 

1. current passport

2. current photo driver’s licence

3. current young scot or other PASS hologram card

4. current biometric immigration card

5. current EU ID card

6. current military id card

 

Failure to bring current ID will mean  you cannot take the exam

If you are a foreign national please make sure you have the right to remain in the UK AND  the right to work in the UK or any application for personal licence might have to be refused in terms of the Immigration Act 2016. 

What’s said about the course “Janet Hood makes these courses interesting, fun and informative.”

 

SCPLH and SCPLH Refresher Training Day – 29 November 2016 – Edinburgh Capitol Hotel, 187 Clermiston Road Edinburgh EH12 6UG – 09.30-17.30

Scottish Certificate for Personal Licence Training  & Scottish Certificate for Personal Licence Training – Refresher Training Day

When: 29 November  2016

Where: Edinburgh Capitol Hotel, 187 Clermiston Road    Edinburgh  EH12 6UG

Timings: Registration –  0930: Course commences 10.00 sharp: Exam 16.30-17.30

Course fees:  £125.00 VAT £25.00 Total £150.00 per head

Catering:  £15.00 to be paid in cash  to hotel direct

Janet Hood Training and Consulting Limited is pleased to offer the above Highfield Courses  with free personal licence application form  completion on the day

What’s said about the Janet Hood

“Janet Hood makes these courses interesting, fun and informative.”

“Janet was exceptional and took us on a journey. She absolutely got both Michael and my selves learning style and accommodated both our needs perfectly as we are two different people. Janet was such a consummate professional in the way she handled the testing element of the day. This was one of the best training session’s I have attended and she made it fun, relevant and no question was a silly question. I have nothing but superlatives to say about Janet and she is someone we should all be proud off!”

 Important information PLEASE READ THIS 

COURSE FEE   can be paid in cash or by cheque on the day or by BACS in advance.  Please ensure your name/staff members name/ your business/company name is put onto BACS payments so I can ID who has paid.

BACs info

Account Name:  Janet Hood Training and Consulting 

Account Number: 10106340

Sort Code:  82-61-09

Candidates MUST  bring a current version one of the following photo IDs:

–  Passport

–  EU driver’s licence

  • EU ID
  • Biometric immigration card 

–  PASS  LOGO ID card 

Please note exam cannot be taken if no ID produced. 

We offer free  assistance with personal licence application form completion Candidates can complete the personal licence application form under instruction on the day. Latter foc. 

Candidates should/may bring 2 passport sized photos and we  will endorse one of them. 

Please return this email with the delegate information for each delegate. 

DELEGATE INFORMATION REQUIRED FOR REGISTRATION SCPLH or SCPLH R COURSE and PERSONAL LICENCE APPLICATIONS

1     FULL NAME INCLUDING MIDDLE NAMES

2     DATE  OF BIRTH

3     PLACE OF BIRTH 

4     HOME ADDRESS inc POST CODE

5     BUSINESS ADDRESS inc POST CODE

6     NATIONAL INSURANCE NUMBER

7     EMAIL ADDRESS

8     MOBILE OR OTHER PHONE NUMBER

ADDITIONAL  INFORMATION FOR PERSONAL LICENCE APPLICATIONS 

All applications for personal licence to Scottish Boards cost £50.00 with a cheque made payable to the appropriate Council if the applicant lives in Scotland or any Council of your choice if they live  in England; need to be signed by the applicants NOT Janet Hood and need to be accompanied by the two photographs [one endorsed] and the training pass certificate, and copy current passport/current EU ID card/current biometric immigration card or current EU driver’s licence photo

You may be asked to demonstrate you have a right to work in the UK 

Janet Hood LLB Dip LP NP

Alcohol Delivery Driver Guidance revised

Delivery drivers

carrying alcohol 

must be over 18

they need to comply with the law or face a

£5000.00 fine and/or  3 months in jail.

DELIVERY DRIVERS MUST NOT DELIVER ALCOHOL TO PEOPLE WHO ARE OR WHO APPEAR TO BE DRUNK

If  delivery drivers consider the person who is going to accept the delivery at domestic premises is under 25 they must operate

Challenge 25

and ask to see approved age identification

DELIVERY DRIVER’S MUST

  1. LOOK AT THE CARD & LOOK AT THE PERSON OFFERING THE CARD
  2. CONFIRM THE PHOTOGRAPH ON THE CARD LOOKS LIKE THE PERSON OFFERING THE CARD
  3. CHECK THE DATE OF BIRTH MAKES THE PERSON OVER THE AGE OF 18

ONLY IF THEY ARE SURE THE PERSON IS OVER THE AGE OF 18 7 SOBER  CAN THEY DELIVER THE ALCOHOL

DELIVERY DRIVERS CANNOT LEAVE THE ALCOHOL ANYWHERE EXCEPT THE ADDRESS ON THE INVOICE

IF THEY ARE NOT SURE ABOUT ANY OF THE ABOVE THEY NEED TO TAKE THE ALCOHOL BACK TO BASE

DELIVERIES CANNOT BE MADE BETWEEN MIDNIGHT AND 6 A.M.

APPROVED AGE IDENTIFICATION DOCUMENTS ARE

 

EU PHOTO DRIVER’S LICENCE                 BIOMETRIC IMMIGRATION CARD

   

YOUNG SCOT CARD PASSPORT

  EU ID CARD MILITARY ID CARD

THESE CARDS MUST BE CURRENT AND NOT OUT OF DATE

Must have Invoice on paper or on mobile device

Invoice MUST contain certain information about  the person who ordered the alcohol

Recipient:

Name – Mrs Janet Hood

Address – Clarence House, Paterson Street, Edzell, AB45 6YP

Items dispatched:

Alcohol Ordered – 12 bottles 75 cl Kruck Fizz @ £200.00 each

3 bottles 1litre Glen Oranje @ £150.00 each

6 bottles 75 cl Buckslow @ £12.00 each

Dispatch address – Veryodd Cellar, 3 Smoith Street, Edinburk

Copy invoice has to be kept in a day book on premises from which alcohol is delivered –  it is recommended Deliveroo also keeps a copy if the invoice.

DELIVERY DRIVER’S MUST ENSURE THE PREMISES FROM WHICH THE ALCOHOL IS DISPATCHED HAS A PREMISES LICENCE PERMITTING OFF SALES – check before accepting the delivery

Delivery Drivers’ Policy

DELIVERY DRIVERS’ COMPLIANCE POLICY   

The Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005 Ss 108 & 113

&

The Alcohol etc.  (Scotland) Act  2010 section 6

No person employed  as a delivery driver engaged in the delivery of alcohol shall be under the age of 18.

No delivery driver  shall deliver alcohol  to any individual whom they believe to be drunk or whom they believe to be under the age of 25 or to any person attempting to accept delivery of  alcohol for a person whom they believe to be under the age of 25  UNLESS

The delivery driver  has  requested, seen, and accepted photographic proof of age  of the person they believe to be under 25  in the form of

  1. Current Photo driving licence
  2. Current Passport
  3. Current Young Scot, Citizen  or other acceptable “PASS” logo Card.
  4. EU ID CARD
  5. MOD ID CARD
  6. BIOMETRIC RESIDENCY PERMIT

If delivery drivers are not sure they can comply with the the law they must return to base with the order.

ALL EMPLOYEES UNDERSTAND THAT FAILURE TO ADHERE TO THIS POLICY WILL PUT AT RISK THEIR JOBS; THE JOBS OF THEIR COLLEAGUES & THE BUSINESS OF THEIR EMPLOYER. THEY FURTHER UNDERSTAND THAT ANY SUCH FAILURE MAY BE DEEMED GROSS MISCONDUCT UNDER THE TERMS OF THEIR  CONTRACT OF EMPLOYMENT AND MAY  LEAD TO INSTANT DISMISSAL AND CRIMINAL   PROSECUTION.

EMPLOYERS SIGNATURE  ________________________________DATE________

EMPLOYEES SIGNATURE_________________________________DATE ________

EMPLOYEES NAME ____________________________________________________PRINT

FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THE LAW CAN LEAD TO

A FINE OF £5000.00 and/or 3 MONTHS IN PRISON

       

SCPLH & SCPLH Refresher Training Day 3 October 2016 – Burnett Arms Hotel, High Street, Banchory 09.30-17.30

SCPLH & SCPLH Refresher Training Day 3 October 2016 – Burnett Arms Hotel, High Street, Banchory 09.30-17.30

Janet Hood Training and Consulting Limited is pleased to offer the above courses

Course fees £125.00 VAT £25.00 Total £150.00 per head

Catering £15.00 to be paid in cash to hotel direct

Course registration starts at 9.30: Course commences 10.00 sharp: Exams 16.30-17.30

What’s said about the course “Janet Hood makes these courses interesting, fun and informative.”

 

Alcohol Wholesaler Registration Scheme – this affects all of you

Keeping up with Compliance with Janet Hood

The Alcohol Wholesaler Registration Scheme (AWRS)

News from  the HMRC affecting all licensed businesses

This affects you

  1. if you are a wholesaler for example  a cash and carry which does not have an alcohol licence

and

2. if you are a licensed retailer whether you are a corner shop, supermarket, brewery, distillery, alcohol importer and you  know that you sell alcohol products to other licensed businesses /persons who sell or supply alcohol to the public for business purposes for example to restaurants, cafes, pubs, hotels, event organisers in other words any other person retailing alcohol

Wholesalers – Persons who sell alcohol to others for onward sale to the public – need to register by 1 April 2017

The Alcohol Wholesaler Registration Scheme  requires wholesalers to be registered with HMRC.  Wholesales are any sale of alcohol made to another person for trade purposes. Any retailer [shop or other business] licensed to sell alcohol who knowingly sells alcohol products to other businesses needs to register as an alcohol wholesaler under this scheme before 1 April 2017 or they will be committing an offence.

The application for registration is free and can be done online – https://www.gov.uk/guidance/the-alcohol-wholesaler-registration-scheme-awrs

Retailers – persons who buy alcohol from others for onward sale to the public must check the person[s] from whom they buy alcohol for these purposes  is/are registered under The Alcohol Wholesaler Registration Scheme

From 1 April 2017, alcohol retailers must ensure they only purchase alcohol from registered wholesalers.  If alcohol is purchased from a non-registered wholesaler, the non registered wholesaler and the trade purchaser  may be prosecuted unless it is an incidental sale – for example a one off  purchase is made for a corner shop because e.g. a restaurateur has run out of a particular alcohol product.

You need to ask to see the Alcohol Wholesaler Registration document issued by HMRC under the scheme and you might want to ask for a copy of the registration document to keep with your files/accounts  to ensure proper due diligence.

The registration process is open and HMRC are taking applications.

If you sell to trade you should register now

If you buy alcohol for onward sale to the public you should ask to see registration documents from persons selling you alcohol now.

You have till 1 April 2017 to do this but best advice is to apply early, to check early and be compliant by 1 April 2017.

It is a criminal offence if you sell alcohol to trade and are not  registered by that date and a criminal offence if you have not checked that the person supplying alcohol to you is not registered by that date.