Worried about money?

There’s lots we can do to help. Find out what support is on offer.

Licensing Act 2003

If you have premises which are used for the supply of alcohol, to provide regulated entertainment or to provide late night refreshment, you may need a licence under the Licensing Act 2003.

Download a list of the responsible authorities that operate in the Telford and Wrekin area

The aims of the Licensing Act 2003

The Act has an important role to play in the prevention of crime and disorder and public nuisance that may be carried out by a minority, and gives the responsible majority more freedom and choice about how they spend their leisure time.

The Licensing Objectives

Licence holders will need to promote four fundamental objectives as follows:

  • the prevention of crime and disorder
  • public safety
  • the prevention of public nuisance
  • the protection of children from harm.

Under The Licensing Act 2003 Telford & Wrekin Council, acting as the Licensing Authority will assume responsibility for licensing all outlets within the area that sell or supply alcohol, provide public entertainment, facilities for entertainment, late night refreshment between the hours of 11pm and 5am.


Applications for licences required under the Licensing Act must be made to the Telford & Wrekin Council.

Applications can be made for:

We will also give you details of how interested parties and responsible authorities may make representations against an application once it has been made.

A fee is applied with the application.

Download the licensing fees

Last updated: 20/07/2022 09:53

  1. Introduction
  2. Contact