This release draws together statistics on the following licensing authority powers under the Licensing Act 2003:
- premises licences (which can be used for the sale or supply of alcohol, the provision of regulated entertainment or the provision of late night refreshment)
- club premises certificates (which enable non-profit making clubs sell alcohol primarily to its members)
- personal licences
- 24-hour alcohol licences
- late night refreshment licences
Headline figures from the 2011/12 statistics show that on 31 March 2012 in England and Wales, there were in force:
- 202,000 premises licences, the same as on 31 March 2010
- 15,900 club premises certificates, 6 per cent fewer than in 2010
- 502,400 personal licences, 16 per cent more than in 2010
No comparisons with 2011 are shown, as figures were not collected for 2010/11.
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