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Home Office advise of error on new Change of DPS form

29/04/2017

Home Office advise of error on new Change of DPS form

The Home Office wishes to bring your attention to an error in the application form to vary a premises licence to specify an individual as designated premises supervisor.

 

They state:  "We amended the form to require date of birth, place of birth and nationality of the new DPS. The form asks the licensee to send a copy of the application to the existing DPS, and sharing this personal information is in breach of the Data Protection Act 1998."

 

The Home Office will shortly amend the form via amending regulations. Unfortunately, they will have to wait until after the election to lay the regulations in Parliament.

 

In the meantime they’ve put a the following note on the gov.uk page with the application form:  

"The application to vary a premises licence to specify an individual as designated premises supervisor under the Licensing Act 2003 asks the licensee to give a copy of the form to the existing premises supervisor. The completed form contains personal information about the proposed new DPS and sharing this information would be in breach of the Data Protection Act 1998. It is sufficient for the licensee to inform the DPS that the application has been made, without the need to share the specific details of the application."

A full copy of the application form must still be sent to police. The form will be amended via regulations as soon as possible to make this clear and will then be avaialble from:  

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/designated-premises-supervisor-forms-and-guidance  

 

The Act requires the existing DPS to be notified of the application, so when the Home Office amends the form it will ask the applicant to notify the existing DPS but not actually share the application form.  

 NALEO Web team

 

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