23 On-premises licence must specify business/activity or kind
of licensed premises
(1) An on-premises licence must specify the kind of business or
activity carried out on the licensed premises or the kind of licensed premises
to which the licence relates.
(2) Without limiting the kinds of businesses or activities (or the
kinds of premises) in respect of which on-premises licences may be granted, an
on-premises licence may be granted in respect of a public entertainment
(3) More than one kind of business or activity or kind of premises may
be specified in an on-premises licence. However, a separate on-premises
licence is, except in the circumstances referred to in section 25 (6),
required for each set of premises.
(4) The licensed premises to which an on-premises licence relates may
be described by reference to the kind of business or activity carried out on
the premises or the kind of premises concerned.
Note. For example, the terms “licensed restaurant” and
“licensed public entertainment venue” are used in this Act to
refer to premises in respect of which an on-premises licence relating to a
restaurant or public entertainment venue, respectively, is
(5) The business or activity, or the kind of premises, specified in an
on-premises licence may, on application by the licensee, be varied by the
Authority. Any such variation may include the addition of a specified business
or activity, or a specified kind of premises, in respect of the
(6) The authorisation conferred by an on-premises licence does not
(a) the business or activity carried out on the licensed premises is
not the business or activity specified for the time being in the licence,
(b) the licensed premises do not comprise premises of the kind
specified for the time being in the licence.