The Institute of Licensing (IoL) is the professional body for licensing practitioners across the UK. A registered charity (No.4884548), the IoL membership comprises practitioners from regulatory, industry and legal fields.
The IoL exists for its members in pursuit of its stated objectives and operates both regionally and nationally across the UK with established regions covering England, Wales and Northern Ireland, and members in Scotland.
The Institute of Licensing's (IoL's) stated objectives are set out in the company's Memorandum & Article of Association for the benefit of the public as follows:
The IoL is committed to the provision of relevant, timely and affordable training and professional development for members and other stakeholders. Residential and non-residential training courses are organised throughout the year on a range of different subjects to provide the best training opportunities to our members, ranging from basic training aimed at new entrants, to advanced training for established practitioners. Our signature event is our National Training Conference – a three day residential event with a programme designed to maximise benefit to individual delegates. The conference is held annually in November.
As well as low cost (usually discounted), good quality training opportunities that are available to members across the 11 regions and nationally, IoL members benefit from access to the full IoL website including the extensive online library resource, copies of the IoL's Journal of Licensing, discounted publications and partner discounts.
The Journal of Licensing is published three times a year, providing up-to-date articles and opinion pieces on topical issues and case law. The Journal is free to Institute members. Individual Members get a personal copy sent to them. Organisations receive a number of copies depending on the size of the organisation.
The IoL has three published books available to purchase.
News & Communications
In addition to the hard copy publication, the Institute that relevant news items, job vacancies and training courses are brought to members’ attention promptly through its regular email alerts. The news alerts provide an outline of the news item with a link back to the full article (full articles are available to Institute members only).
The annual Jeremy Allen Award seeks to recognise and award exceptional licensing practictioners. This award is a tribute to the life and professional career of Jeremy Allen, whose dedication to partnership working and best practice in licensing made him one of the most respected and popular figures in the industry.