If we receive information that licensable activities are being carried out without a licence, we will undertake an investigation. If necessary, we will also issue both advice and warnings. If licensable activities are being carried out without a licence, we will normally require the establishment to:
- suspend activities,
- apply for a licence, and
- transfer material to alternative licensed premises pending the grant of a licence.
In some cases, a breach of the requirement to hold a licence is also an offence. In these circumstances, we will consider whether the matter should be referred to the police for investigation.