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long story short... my local working mens club has basically pushed club steward out... moved him out of flat above club...then sacked him friday... he holds the licence for the club...can the commitee still run the club without him ? or do they still have to have someone with a licence to sell alcohol ?
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He may hold a Licence but was he just the Designated Premises Supervisor?

 

The club will no doubt have a Premises licences in which case if someone who holds a Personal licence could say hey have become the Designated Premises Supervisor in which case they can carry on. As long as the Sec has informed the local council

 

thats if my memory serves me correctly if he has a licence he should have a law book to hand to check up i cant find mine

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Does a licence holder have to be present when ever the bar is open, therefore did he work everyshift? I doubt it. Did he take hols? I assume Did he ever get ill? I assume. Therefore if what I'm saying is correct there must be more than one licence holder? I might be speaking out my arse though!
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Does a licence holder have to be present when ever the bar is open, therefore did he work everyshift? I doubt it. Did he take hols? I assume Did he ever get ill? I assume. Therefore if what I'm saying is correct there must be more than one licence holder? I might be speaking out my arse though!

 

No, but the licence holder is the person responsible for the correct running of the bar. He or she is the one that would be taken to court in the case of an infringement of the licencing rules by any of the bar staff. So if one of the staff sold alcohol to say a 15 year old then it would be the steward that is taken to court even if they were not present at the time.

 

If it was a club licence then no-one would be named on the licence and the club committee would have joint responsibility and they could just carry on, but since duffa said it's the club steward's name on the licence then the licence must be a premises licence and they cannot open the bar since the steward is no longer there or responsible.

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Does a licence holder have to be present when ever the bar is open, therefore did he work everyshift? I doubt it. Did he take hols? I assume Did he ever get ill? I assume. Therefore if what I'm saying is correct there must be more than one licence holder? I might be speaking out my arse though!

 

No, but the licence holder is the person responsible for the correct running of the bar. He or she is the one that would be taken to court in the case of an infringement of the licencing rules by any of the bar staff. So if one of the staff sold alcohol to say a 15 year old then it would be the steward that is taken to court even if they were not present at the time.

 

If it was a club licence then no-one would be named on the licence and the club committee would have joint responsibility and they could just carry on, but since duffa said it's the club steward's name on the licence then the licence must be a premises licence and they cannot open the bar since the steward is no longer there or responsible.

 

I don't think you're right, or perhaps scottish law is different but the below casino lost its licence recently in Aberdeen and it was because no personal licence holder was present at the time of an incident. It even mentions that they had since increased the licence count from 1 to 5 to cover this.

 

http://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/Article.a...815514?UserKey=

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