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When alcohol is being sold or supplied to the public on licensed premises, there must be someone with a Manager’s Certificate on duty. See the details below about how to apply and renew certificates, temporary and acting managers, and the rules about keeping good records.
To apply for a Manger's Certificate you can follow the process outlined on this page or you can apply online with the link below:
The first certificate is issued for 12 months; a renewed certificate is issued for a three-year period.
A licensee must give notification to the Licensing Inspectors of appointment, cancellation or termination of any manager, temporary or acting manager ( see section 231 of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012).
A member of staff can be appointed a temporary manager. This will cease if an application for a manager’s certificate is not submitted within 48 hours.
An acting manager can be appointed by a licensee for a total of six (6) weeks in a calendar year if a manager is ill, absent or on annual leave.
This maximum block is three (3) weeks (21 calendar days) and a current certificate or an application for a manager’s certificate is not required.
Got a new manager in? You'll need to Notify Us of Changes to Managers which you can do online.
All premises under sections 24-26 of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 must keep records of all managers for a 2 year period.
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