Police Scotland – Update on requests for information

If you are applying for a new premises licence, a transfer of premises licence or variation of premises licence Police Scotland  may ask you to provide details of your bank accounts – both business and personal – they may  also ask for sight of any documentation relating to ownership, lease or other right to occupy the premises referred to in the application.

You do not have to provide that information except if you are compelled so to do by warrant. If the police have reason to suspect you of a crime they require to investigate in the normal manner and they cannot infer because you refuse to comply with this unreasonable request that you should not get a licence.