An introduction to event licencing, what's required and why.
It's important that PTAs are aware of legislation that may affect its operation. Depending on your activities you will need to give consideration to which event licences are required and you should allow plenty of time to apply.
You will need a licence if you are:
- serving alcohol at your event (free or pay-bar)
- selling raffle tickets in advance of the event
- have live or recorded music at your event
- showing a film
Here at PTA-UK we've taken a look at the licencing requirements and have produced a number of PTA Info sheets that take you through the various requirements. If you are unsure you can call the PTA-UK Advice Line on 0845 850 5460 for further clarification or contact the licencing officer at your local authority (England and Wales) or Education Library Board (Northern Ireland).
Don't take any risks - check which licences you need and don't fall foul of the law.