Varying the licence
43. A temporary licence cannot be amended. Any change or variation will require a new licence application to be submitted. This should be borne in mind when applying for a temporary licence.
44. The licensing authority has a wide discretion to vary the terms of a full licence.
45. They can do so at any time they see fit, whether or not the licence holder has made an application.
46. The licensing authority shall notify the licence holder, the chief constable and the relevant fire authority of the proposed variation of the licence.
47. The licence holder, the chief constable and the relevant fire authority, have the opportunity to be heard at any consideration of the proposed variation.
48. The licence holder must notify the licensing authority as soon as possible of any material change of circumstances affecting the holder of a licence or the activity to which the licence relates.
49. The licence holder must provide the licensing authority with the details of the change proposed.
50. The licence authority shall consult with the chief constable and the relevant fire authority on the change proposed.
51. It is ultimately for the licensing authority to consider the change proposed, and whether or not to consent to it.
52. Any failure to disclose something which the authority decides is a material change could be considered to be misconduct and may have a bearing on fitness to hold a licence and may lead to prosecution.
Email: Anne Hampson, Licensing.Consultation@gov.scot
Phone: 0300 244 4000 – Central Enquiry Unit
The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House