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Mandatory licence conditions

Mandatory licence conditions

The Licensing Act 2003 (Mandatory Licensing Conditions) Order 2010 sets out the five conditions that apply to all licensed premises and those with club premises certificates (where the licence or certificate authorises the supply of alcohol).     

  • Ban irresponsible promotions;
  • Ban the dispensing of alcohol directly in to the mouth;
  • Ensure that customers have access to free tap water;
  • Require an age verification policy to be in place to prevent underage sales
  • Ensure that customers can choose small measures of beers, ciders, spirits and wine.

The Home Office has published Guidance on the Mandatory Conditions as well as examples of good practice from the alcohol retail industry. This guidance is available in the downloads section.