The Government has published the Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England)Regulations 2018 under section 13 of the Animal Welfare Act 2006. The effect of the new regulations is to replace some existing licensing regimes and to put in place a new licensing regime to control certain licensed animal activities.
If you trade in the street you need to have a licence. To be eligible to trade you need to be at least 17 years old and know where you want to trade, which days and times you want to work and what you want to sell. We will not be able to grant consent if:
The licensing of street trading is regulated under the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982.
You should also take a look at our Street Trading Licensing Policy.
You need to apply online on the GOV.uk website, pay a fee of £385 and include two photos of yourself and a street plan of the area where you want to set up your pitch.
It will take 90 days for your application to be processed. When consent is granted, you must keep your licence on you whenever you are trading.
You need to renew your licence every year and pay the same fee as a new application. You can renew your licence online on the GOV.uk website.
You must tell us if your details change such as your name, address or if there are changes to your trading hours. You can apply online on the GOV.uk website and there is no fee.If you want to change the space your trading on you will need to make a new application. You can do this online on the GOV.uk website and will need to pay the right fee.
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