A variation to change the DPS or Designated Premises Supervisor is the most widely made application that is made by people who hold a premises licence. When a premises has a licence to sell alcohol, the DPS is the person named on it as being in being in day-to-day control of the business. They must hold a personal licence and, in most cases, (but not always) are the owner of the business or a person in a management position.
A business cannot sell alcohol without a DPS being named on the premises licence and changes to this position need to be dealt with efficiently to ensure the business is not affected.
If you are to be appointed as a DPS or if you are arranging a DPS change at one of your premises, you need to apply to vary the premises licence to appoint the new person taking on the role. The application should be made in advance of the change although it can be lodged to take immediate effect. The new DPS must sign a consent form in support of the application.