MORE than a dozen personal licences are set to be revoked by Clackmannanshire Council today over failures to comply with refresher training requirements.

Councillors on Clackmannanshire Licensing Board will be asked on Wednesday, January 18, to revoke the personal licences of 14 individuals over failures to comply with provisions of the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005.

The act is the main piece of legislation controlling the sale of alcohol in Scotland and personal license holders are responsible for authorising the sale of alcohol on licensed premises.

A key obligation is to undergo refresher training every five years to update knowledge of the licensing regime, providing confirmation to the relevant licensing board.

Documents to be tabled on the day said: “The board first wrote to affected licence holders in December 2020 and subsequent reminders were sent to remind them of that requirement.

“The Coronavirus (Scotland) Act 2020 amended the 2005 Act to allow for an extension of time where the failure to comply has been as a result of coronavirus.

“None of the licence holders in the appended list have indicated any reason for failure to comply and it is understood that training has been available virtually.”

Papers for councillors added that the board must therefore revoke the licences.

The full list of personal license holders who have failed to notify the board of the completion of the mandatory five-year refresher training is attached to the agenda for the meeting.