The Secretary of State has now published a draft Statutory Instrument for approval by Parliament, setting out the Mandatory Conditions to be attached to Premises Licences in accordance with the Policing and Crime Act 2009.
There are five conditions in total, some of which will come into force on 6 April 2010 and the remainder being introduced from 1 October 2010. As the conditions are mandatory, they will apply to all applicable Premises Licences from the dates stated, regardless of whether or not a Licence has been amended accordingly.
Breach of a condition is an offence punishable by a fine of up to £20,000 and/ or 6 months imprisonment (for the provision of licensable activities otherwise than in accordance with an authorisation). It is therefore crucial that you comply with all conditions from the relevant dates.