Consultation outcome

Personal alcohol licences: enabling targeted, local alternatives

This consultation was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

This consultation has concluded

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Detail of outcome

This document provides the government’s response to the consultation and a summary of the views received. The response also includes references to some points which fell outside the scope of the consultation but which were considered important by respondents.

Original consultation

This consultation ran from to


This consultation seeks your views on whether to enable targeted, local alternatives to personal licences.


Consultation description

The government is concerned that the system of personal licences may not always be the most proportionate or effective way to ensure alcohol is sold responsibly. The consultation published today proposes enabling targeted, local alternatives to personal licences. We have estimated that our proposal could save businesses some £10 million a year, while keeping a focus on tackling crime and disorder at licensed premises. The government is seeking your views on whether it would achieve this.

The consultation ran for 8 weeks from 12 September to 7 November.

How to respond

Please send us your comments by using our online form.

Alternatively, you can email your response to:

Or write to:

Alcohol team
Drugs and Alcohol Unit
Home Office
4th Floor Fry Building
2 Marsham Street