Published: 03 June 2016 by Suraj Desor
It has been over a year and a half since the Mandatory Conditions attached to Premises Licences and Club Premises Certificates were updated, making some changes to the availability of smaller measures of alcohol and customer’s awareness of such measures. Yet, I still regularly get queries as to smaller measures and operator’s obligations in this regard.
For clarity, under the Mandatory Conditions, smaller measures are: (i) beer or cider: half pint; (ii) gin, rum, vodka or whiskey: 25ml or 35ml (single measures of either one or the other size, not both); (iii) still wine in a glass: 125ml. This requirement does not apply if the drinks in question are sold or supplied having been made up in advance ready for sale or supply in a securely closed container, e.g. beer in pre-sealed bottles.
The Mandatory Condition requires the “responsible person” – the licence holder, DPS or any other adult authorised by the holder or DPS to ensure the following:
It is important you understand and comply with your obligations regarding smaller measures of alcohol. Just remember there is always the possibility that a test purchaser may be in your premises to check whether you and your staff are complying with these and other Mandatory Conditions (as well as other related legislation such as consumer protection and weights and measures). To breach these obligations would not only be a criminal offence, but in some cases can lead to a review of your Premises Licence.
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