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The Gambling (Premises Licence Fees) (Scotland) Regulations 2007

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1.  (1)  These Regulations may be cited as the Gambling (Premises Licence Fees) (Scotland) Regulations 2007 and shall come into force on 21st May 2007.

(2) These Regulations extend to Scotland only.

Interpretation

2.  (1)  In these Regulations–

“annual fee” in relation to a premises licence means the fee payable under section 184(1)(a) or (b) for the licence,

“application fee” means–

(a)

in relation to an application for a premises licence under section 159(1) (whether it is a conversion or non-conversion application), the fee to accompany such an application payable under section 159(6)(c),

(b)

in relation to an application to vary a premises licence under section 187(1), the fee to accompany such an application payable under section 159(6)(c) (as applied by section 187(3)),

(c)

in relation to an application to transfer a premises licence under section 188(1), the fee to accompany such an application payable under section 159(6)(c) (as applied by section 188(2)),

(d)

in relation to an application for a copy of a premises licence under section 190(1), the fee to accompany such an application payable under section 190(2),

(e)

in relation to an application for reinstatement of a premises licence under section 195(2), the fee to accompany such an application payable under section 159(6)(c) (as applied by section 195(3)), and

(f)

in relation to an application for a provisional statement under section 204(1), the fee to accompany such an application payable under section 159(6)(c) (as applied by section 204(2)),

“betting premises (other) licence” means a betting premises licence that is not a betting premises (track) licence,

“betting premises (track) licence” means a betting premises licence issued in respect of a track or any part of a track,

“conversion application” means an application to which paragraph 54 of Schedule 4 to the Transitional Order applies,

“converted casino premises licence” means a casino premises licence to which paragraph 65 of Schedule 4 to the Transitional Order applies,

“fast track application” means an application to which paragraph 57 of Schedule 4 to the Transitional Order applies,

“first annual fee”, in relation to a premises licence, means the fee payable under section 184(1)(a) for the licence,

“non-conversion application” means an application for a premises licence under section 159(1) that is not a conversion application,

“non-fast track application” means an application to which paragraph 56 of Schedule 4 to the Transitional Order applies,

“the Table” means the table of fees set out in the Schedule, and

“the Transitional Order” means the Gambling Act 2005 (Commencement No. 6 and Transitional Provisions) Order 2006(1).

(2) A reference in these Regulations to a section is a reference to the relevant section of the Gambling Act 2005.

Classes of premises licence

3.  (1)  For the purposes of these Regulations, there are the following classes of premises licence–

(a)a regional casino premises licence,

(b)a large casino premises licence,

(c)a small casino premises licence,

(d)a converted casino premises licence,

(e)a bingo premises licence,

(f)an adult gaming centre premises licence,

(g)a betting premises (track) licence,

(h)a family entertainment centre premises licence, and

(i)a betting premises (other) licence.

(2) In applying regulations 4(b), 5(1), 9, 10, 12 and 13(1)–

(a)the class of premises licence to which an application relates, or

(b)the relevant class of premises licence, in the case of an application for a provisional statement,

is to be determined as at the date that the application is made.

(3) In applying regulation 6, the class of premises licence to which an annual fee relates is to be determined as at the date by which the fee is payable.

Application fee for conversion application

4.  The amount of the application fee for a conversion application is–

(a)in the case of a fast track application, £250, and

(b)in the case of a non-fast track application, the amount specified in column (2) of the Table which is opposite the class of premises licence in column (1) to which the application relates.

Application fee for non-conversion application

5.  (1)  The amount of the application fee for a non-conversion application is–

(a)in the case of an application in respect of provisional statement premises, the amount specified in column (3) of the Table which is opposite the class of premises licence in column (1) to which the application relates, and

(b)in the case of an application in respect of any other premises, the amount specified in column (4) of the Table which is opposite the class of premises licence in column (1) to which the application relates.

(2) In paragraph (1) “provisional statement premises”–

(a)means premises in respect of which a licensing authority have issued a provisional statement under section 164 (as applied by section 204(2)), but

(b)does not include any such premises which have been constructed or altered otherwise than in accordance with the plans and information included with the application for the provisional statement in accordance with section 204(3).

Annual fee for premises licence

6.  (1)  Subject to paragraph (2), the amount of the annual fee for a premises licence is the amount specified in column (5) of the Table which is opposite the class of premises licence in column (1) to which the fee relates.

(2) Where a premises licence is issued in consequence of the grant of a non-conversion application, the amount of the first annual fee for that licence is the amount specified in column (6) of the Table which is opposite the class of premises licence in column (1) to which the fee relates.

Date by which first annual fee is payable

7.  (1)  Where a licence comes into effect on the issue date, the first annual fee for the licence shall be paid within 30 days after that date.

(2) Where a licence specifies that it is to come into effect after the issue date, the first annual fee for the licence shall be paid within–

(a)the relevant period, or

(b)12 months,

after the issue date, whichever is sooner.

(3) Paragraph (2) does not apply to a premises licence issued before 1st September 2007.

(4) In this regulation–

“the issue date” means the date on which a licence is issued, and

“the relevant period”, in relation to a licence, means the period which is equal to the sum of–

(a)

the period between the issue date and the date specified in the licence as that on which it is to come into effect, and

(b)

30 days.

Change of circumstance fee

8.  The amount of the fee under section 186(3)(a) to accompany a notification of a change of circumstance under section 186(1) is £50.

Fee for application to vary licence

9.  The amount of the application fee for an application to vary a licence under section 187(1) is the amount specified in column (7) of the Table which is opposite the class of premises licence in column (1) to which the application relates.

Fee for application to transfer

10.  The amount of the application fee for an application to transfer a licence under section 188(1) is the amount specified in column (8) of the Table which is opposite the class of premises licence in column (1) to which the application relates.

Fee for application for copy of licence

11.  The amount of the application fee for an application for a copy of a licence under section 190(1) is £25.

Fee for application for reinstatement

12.  The amount of the application fee for an application for reinstatement of a licence under section 195(2) is the amount specified in column (8) of the Table which is opposite the class of premises licence in column (1) to which the application relates.

Fee for application for provisional statement

13.  (1)  The amount of the application fee for an application for a provisional statement under section 204(1) is the amount specified in column (4) of the Table which is opposite the relevant class of premises licence in column (1).

(2) In paragraph (1), “the relevant class of premises licence”, in relation to an application for a provisional statement in respect of premises, means the class of premises licence to which an application for a licence in respect of the premises would, if made, relate.

GEORGE LYON

Authorised to sign by the Scottish Ministers

St Andrew’s House,

Edinburgh

7th March 2007

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