Host responsibility

Host responsibility is the term given to the show how you as a licence holder will ensure you operate your premises in a responsible manner making it a safe drinking environment through:

  • The provision and promotion of food, non and low alcohol drinks
  • Serving alcohol with care and responsibility
  • Responsible approaches to dealing with intoxicated and underage people
  • The arrangement of safe transport options

If you do not follow your host responsibility policy, you may commit an offence under the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 and:

  • Sell or supply alcohol to intoxicated persons
  • Allow any person to become intoxicated on licensed premises
  • Allow intoxicated or disorderly behaviour on licensed premises

Please click here for guidance on how to write a host responsibility policy for your business.