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Better Business for All - Licensing

Do you have any regulatory concerns for your business?

Not sure what regulations your business needs to comply with?

Your local authority is responsible for licensing and also the regulation of activities, premises and vehicles.

Some licenses are required nationally by law and some are relevant to a particular area. It is possible that you may need to pay for your license.

Types of licenses, permits and registrations include:

  • Alcohol, gaming and gambling

  • Market and mobile trading

  • Taxi driver

  • Animal boarding

  • Keeping a dangerous animal

  • Charitable street collections

  • Special treatments e.g. tattooing, skin piercing, acupuncture etc.

  • Hairdressing and barbering

  • Sex shops and cinemas

  • Playing music

  • Motor salvage and scrap metal dealing

(please note this is not an exhaustive list & other activities may also require one so it's always best to check)

You need to make sure your business is fully compliant and that you get it right first time and save money!

Please contact the Business Support Helpline to give them your business postcode so they can signpost you to your local authority.

Don't forget they can also provide you with free, impartial advice for anything to do with your business! So have your questions ready for them!

Their Business Support Advisers can help you with things like:


(please note this is not an exhaustive list, they can help you with all things business related)

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