Licensing Privacy Notice

We use the information you provide to process your application, verify information about you and your business and make decisions on whether licenses can be granted, suspended or revoked.

We process information about -

  • those applying for licenses and authorisations
  • those employed by licence/authorisation holder
  • members of the public submitting comments or concerns
  • professionals at other organisations providing information to support licensing activity

The types of information we hold includes-

  • names, date of birth and contact information
  • details of business and trading activities
  • details of physical and mental health
  • information about previous cautions and convictions (including spent convictions)
  • disclosure and Barring Service information

We receive information from -

  • customers
  • other Council departments
  • professionals at other organisations including GPs, health, police
  • other local authorities

We process personal information as the Licensing Authority for the City of Hull in order to meet our legal obligations under legislation including Local Government Act 1972, Licensing Act 2003, Gambling Act 2005, Town and Police Clauses Act 1842, Local Government Miscellaneous Provisions Act 1976 & 1982.

We also process information to safeguard the welfare of the public and to support legal proceedings where appeals on licensing decisions are made to a Court.

We retain incomplete applications for up to one year without contact after which they will be securely destroyed.  Where licenses or authorisations are granted information is retained for 12 months from the date the license or authorisations expires. 

Where hackney carriage/private hire driver licenses are revoked, refused or suspended details of the revocation and/or appearance at Licensing Committee will be retained for 85 years from date of revocation and/or appearance.

If you would like to enquire about how your personal information is processed by us or wish to complain please contact –

Hull City Council

Data Protection Officer

Room 11

The Guildhall



You also have the right to complain to the regulator –

Information Commissioner's Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane




Telephone - 0303 123 1113 (local rate) or 01625 545 745 if you prefer to use a national rate number

Visit the Information Commissioner’s office website.