Reviews under the Licensing Act

Who can call a review of licensed premises?

A review may be called by any of the Responsible Authorities or any other person.

A review must be relevant to one or more of the licensing objectives which are as follows:

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

Before you apply please read our guidance notes on the review process.

To call a review download, complete and return the review application form to: Licensing and Regulatory Services, Liverpool City Council, Municipal Buildings, Dale Street, Liverpool, L2 2DH.

When a review has been applied for, any responsible authority or any other person can make a representation on that application. See the representations page for details on how to make a representation.

Reporting incidents at licensed premises

Crime and disorder incidents

The police will deal with crime and disorder incidents at or near licensed premises. Call the police on 709 6010 or 999 in an emergency.

Protection of children from harm

In the case of underage sales of alcohol, the council’s Safeguarding Children Board want to hear about premises selling alcohol to underage people or licensed premises that allow unsupervised children access, whose activities may affect a child’s wellbeing or development. Call the Safeguarding Children Board on 233 3700 (24 hours).

Trading standards carry out test purchases in licensed premises to people under 18 and also investigates counterfeit and non duty paid alcohol and tobacco products. Call trading standards on 225 3489 during office hours, or 0845 040506.

Public nuisances

The council’s public protection unit investigate licensed premises causing a public nuisance due to loud recorded or live music. Contact us on  0151 233 3001.

Licensed premises currently under review

 None at present.

Licensed premises currently subject to closure order

 None at present.