Small lotteries explained
In essence a lottery is an arrangement which satisfies the statutory description of either a simple lottery or a complex lottery, as per section 14 of the Gambling Act 2005 ("the Act")
An arrangement is a simple lottery if:
- Persons are required to pay to participate;
- One or more prizes are allocated to one or more members of a class; and
- The prizes are allocated by a process which relies wholly on chance.
An arrangement is a complex lottery if:
- Persons are required to pay to participate;
- One or more prizes are allocated to one or more members of a class;
- The prizes are allocated by a series of processes; and
- The first of those processes relies wholly on chance.
Arrangements that fulfil all of the criteria of either of the above categories are defined as a lottery under the Act.
Application for grant of hackney carriage driver's licence
Application for grant of hackney carriage driver's licence along with guidance notes for completing the form.
Guidance on personal licences
Detailed explanation of personal licences - when you need one, how long they last, how much they cost and how to get one.
Gambling policy (pdf)
Revised statement of licensing effective from January 2013.
Publication of statement of licensing policy 2016
Notice of publication of statement of licensing policy 2016 - Gambling Act 2005.
Hackney carriage drivers
Section 59 of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976 states that a council, before granting a hackney carriage driver's licence must be satisfied that an applicant is a fit and proper person to hold such a licence and that the applicant has for at least 12 months prior to the date of the application, been authorised to drive a motor car (that is, held a full driver's licence for that period).
Application for hackney carriage vehicle licence
Application form and guidance for people wanting to apply for a hackney carriage vehicle licence.
Guidance on making a minor variation to a premises licence
Guidance on making a minor variation to a premises licence.
Revised statement of licensing policy
Publication of revised statement of licensing policy - Licensing Act 2003.
House to house collections
A house to house collections licence is required when there is a collection for charitable purposes.
Private hire terms and conditions
Terms and conditions attached to a private hire vehicle operator's licence. Please make sure you are aware of the contents of this document before you apply for a private hire vehicle licence.
Private Hire Operators Licences last for a period of 3 years. Private Hire Operators are required to keep a register or permanent book giving full details of every booking taken which may be inspected by the Council or the Police at any time.
The application form should be completed and submitted together with the appropriate licence fee. Private Hire Operators are required to have an operating base within the Borough of Copeland.
List of offences
This is a list of offences that can be committed under the Licensing Act 2003. Council or police officers can prosecute persons for any of these offences. Cases can be dealt with by way of a formal caution or in the Magistrates Court. The Court may also order the forfeiture of a Personal Licence, or suspend it for up to six months. If you are convicted of an offence, the police may also raise objections to you holding a Personal Licence, and the council can hold a hearing to consider whether your Personal Licence should be revoked.
Guidance on small society lotteries
Small society lotteries, often run by schools and other community organisations, are caught by the provisions in the Gambling Act 2005 relating to children. Small society lottery organisers and promoters will commit offences if they sell tickets to under 16s.
Lottery organisers and promoters are reminded that these lotteries should ensure that they comply with the provisions of the Gambling Act 2005 and that in particular children should not be involved in the sale or purchase of small society lottery tickets. The provisions relating to this type of lottery are set out in this attachment.
Businesses, organisations and individuals who want to sell or supply alcohol in England and Wales must have a licence or other authorisation from a licensing authority - usually a local council. The law and policy governing this area is overseen by the Home Office.Here you can view a list of fees and charges for the various types of licence available.
- Where can I find out about alcohol licensing?
Guidance when running a small lottery
Guidance to follow if you are planning to run a small lottery.
Premises licences guidance notes
Notes explaining all about premises licences - who needs them, how to get them and the rules governing them.
Notice to vary a licence
The Co-op Egremont has applied for variation to its premises licence to allow it to sell alcohol.
- Where can I read the Licensing Act 2003?
Application for premises licence.
In line with other North West Local Authorities, we have prepared sample conditions that may be used in respect of individual premises in order to promote the four licensing objectives. The conditions are of course not appropriate to all premises.
Land charges notice
Notice of our land charges service.
- Can I become a taxi driver?
Variation designated premises supervisor
Application to vary a premises licence to specify an individual as designated premises supervisor under the Licensing Act 2003.
Review of a premises licence
Application for review of a premises licence or club premises certificate.