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Licensing

Late hours catering licence

Apply and pay for a late hours catering licence.

Licence summary

  • If you intend to use premises between 23.00 and 05.00 the following morning for the sale to or consumption by the public of meals or refreshments either on or off the premises, you will require a Late Hours Catering Licence for the premises.

Eligibility criteria

  • None

Regulation summary

A summary of the regulations covering this licence can be found at:

Will Tacit 'Consent' apply?

Yes, where the local authority fails to make a decision within six months of receipt of the application, the licence is deemed to be granted or renewed.

What happens if I don't hear from the council within the specified time?

It is in the public interest that the authority must process your application before it can be granted. If you have not heard from the Council within a reasonable period, please contact us. You can do this online here if you applied through the UK Welcomes service or use the contact details below.

Fee

  • The cost of a late hours catering licence is £178.00 (1 year); £359.00 (2 year); or £430.00 (3 year).
  • There is no cost for a certificate of compliance.
  • To change a catering licence costs £40.00.
  • There is no cost to surrender a late hours catering licence.

Please note that if you pay by credit card you must pay a 2% administration charge.

Application form

Application evaluation process

Applications must be made in writing (including by electronic means) and signed by you or your agent (including by electronic means).

The licensing authority will send a copy of the application to the local chief constable and to the appropriate relevant authority (or where applicable the enforcing authority under the Fire (Scotland) Act 2005).

The enforcing or relevant authority may be the Health & Safety Executive, the fire service or the local authority.

You must display a public notice detailing your application, in a public place at or near the premises for 21 days from the date the application is submitted. The notice must contain details relating to the application, detail where objections and representations can be made and how the objections and representations can be made.

If you are required to place a notice you must supply the licensing authority with a certificate confirming you have complied with the requirement.

Failed application redress

Please contact the council in the first instance:

East Renfrewshire Council
Legal services
Council Headquarters
Eastwood Park,
Rouken Glen Road
Giffnock
G46 6UG
Telephone: 0141 577 4684

If you wish to appeal against a decision you may do so to the local sheriff within 28 days of the decision. The sheriff can only uphold an appeal if they consider that the licensing authority:

  • Erred in law.
  • Used incorrect material fact when making their decision.
  • Acted contrary to natural justice.
  • Didn't exercise their discretion in a reasonable manner.

Appeals against a sheriff's decision can be made to the Court of Session within 28 days of the decision.

Licence holder redress

Please contact the council in the first instance:

East Renfrewshire Council
Legal services
Council Headquarters
Eastwood Park,
Rouken Glen Road
Giffnock
G46 6UG
Telephone: 0141 577 4684

Consumer Complaint

We would always advise that in the event of a complaint the first contact is made with the trader by you - preferably in the form a letter (with proof of delivery). If that has not worked follow government consumer rights advice. From outside the UK contact the UK European Consumer Centre.

If you unsuccessfully made any objection or representation to an application, subject to you have taken all steps open to you in the consideration of the application by the Licensing Authority, you can appeal to the local sheriff within 28 days of the decision. The sheriff can only uphold an appeal if they consider that the licensing authority:

  • Erred in law.
  • Used incorrect material fact when making their decision.
  • Acted contrary to natural justice.
  • Didn't exercise their discretion in a reasonable manner.

Appeals against a sheriff's decision can be made to the Court of Session within 28 days of the decision.

Other Redress

  • None

Trade Associations

  • None


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