12. Apportionment of fees
(a) a licence is granted under the transitional provisions of section 9 for a period of less than 12 months; or
(b) a licence is surrendered before the due date of expiry,
the prescribed fee that would otherwise be payable in respect of the grant of that licence shall be varied by reference to the period during which the licence takes effect and shall be payable at the rate of one-twelfth part for each calendar month or part thereof, and where payment in respect of a greater period has been made the balance shall be refunded.