The Beer Regulations 1993

PART IIRegistration of producers of beer

Application for registration by producers of beer

5.—(1) Every person required to be registered under section 47 of the Act (“the applicant”) shall make application to the Commissioners for registration in respect of the premises on which he produces or intends to produce beer.

(2) A separate application shall be made in respect of each of the premises on which the applicant produces or intends to produce beer.

(3) Save as the Commissioners may otherwise allow, each application shall contain the particulars specified in Schedule 1 and shall be in such form and manner as the Commissioners may prescribe in any notice published by them in pursuance of these Regulations and not withdrawn by a further notice.

Registration of producers of beer

6.—(1) The Commissioners may register the applicant in respect of each of the premises in respect of which application is made, and may issue a separate certificate of registration in respect of each of those premises.

(2) Without prejudice to regulation 10 below, where the applicant is or will also be registered under section 41A of the Act a certificate of registration issued in accordance with this regulation may, in such circumstances as the Commissioners think fit, be issued in one document serving both as a certificate of registration under section 47 of the Act and as a registered holder certificate.

(3) The certificate of registration shall remain the property of the Commissioners.

(4) Every certificate of registration shall be kept at all times on the premises to which it relates, and shall be produced for inspection to the proper officer on demand.

(5) Subject to paragraph (6) below, a registered brewer shall notify the Commissioners of any change to the particulars contained in any application made pursuant to regulation 5 above and the Commissioners may vary the registration accordingly.

(6) A registered brewer is not required to notify the Commissioners of any change in his estimate of the quantity of beer to be produced each year.

(7) The Commissioners may, for reasonable cause, vary the registration of a registered brewer with respect to any registered brewery, provided that the Commissioners shall give 14 days notice in writing of such variation.

Revocation of registration of producers of beer

7.—(1) A registered brewer shall notify the Commissioners of his intention to cease production of beer at any of his registered breweries.

(2) A registered brewer shall notify the Commissioners of the cessation of production of beer at any of his registered breweries.

(3) Where the Commissioners are satisfied that a registered brewer has failed to produce any beer or has ceased to produce beer at any registered brewery, they may revoke his registration as a registered brewer with respect to that registered brewery at any time.