The Home Office wishes to bring
your attention to an error in the application form to vary a
premises licence to specify an individual as designated premises supervisor.
"We amended the form to require date
of birth, place of birth and nationality of the new DPS. The form asks the
licensee to send a copy of the application to the existing DPS, and sharing
this personal information is in breach of the Data Protection Act 1998."
The Home Office will shortly amend the form via amending
regulations. Unfortunately, they will have to wait until after the election to
lay the regulations in Parliament.
In the meantime they’ve put a the following
note on the gov.uk page with the application form:
"The application to vary a
premises licence to specify an individual as designated premises supervisor
under the Licensing Act 2003 asks the licensee to give a copy of the form to
the existing premises supervisor. The completed form contains personal
information about the proposed new DPS and sharing this information would
be in breach of the Data Protection Act 1998. It is sufficient for the licensee
to inform the DPS that the application has been made, without the
need to share the specific details of the application."
A full copy of the
application form must still be sent to police. The form will be amended via
regulations as soon as possible to make this clear and will then be avaialble from:
The Act requires the existing DPS
to be notified of the application, so when the Home Office amends the form it will ask the
applicant to notify the existing DPS but not actually share the application
NALEO Web team