All persons that carry out acupuncture are required to be registered with the local authority. Officers will visit the premises to ensure they comply with the requirements of all relevant legislation.
Any premises used for public auctions must be registered unless the auction is a one day charity event. In this case, proof of charity status will be required. There is an application fee which must be paid at the time the application is made.
Land owners must not allow their land to be used as a caravan site unless it holds a valid site licence other than for certain exemptions such as; incidental use within the boundary of a dwelling house; sites approved by certain organisations i.e. caravan club etc; building and engineering sites; travelling show-people sites and sites occupied by the local authority.
The owner or manager of any premises planning to host civil weddings or partnership ceremonies must hold a licence to do so. The licensed venue must be a permanent structure and the building itself must be in good repair and must have suitable fire precautions in place.
Landlords of houses of multiple occupation (with more than two households or tenants) are required to be licensed by the Local Authority.
Permission must be granted by the local authority before a house to house collection can take place. Application should be made to the local authority with sufficient notice prior to the date on which the collection is due to take place.
Anyone who wishes to distribute leaflets in public must have obtained consent from the local council to do so.
A licence is required to operate any private market, which is defined as being a market, whether covered or not, carried on by any person other than a local or public authority; at which goods are offered by more than one seller for sale by retail to the public. Events for which a licence are required include car boot sales, antique and craft fairs, agricultural shows and highland games where there are trade stalls and certain types of commercial sales. A licence may also be required to operate a stall at a market.
Except where the premises is under the control of a medical practitioner a licence is required for any premises in which the following treatments are carried out - acupuncture, aromatherapy, EVR (sunbed), steam, sauna, manicure, pedicure, electrolysis, body and ear piercing, tattooing, shiatsu, reflexology, colour therapy, GS, and hydrotherapy.
Any person working in an establishment licensed for the provision of special treatments must themselves be registered with the council for the provision of those treatments.
Any person who carries on a business that involves the recovery of salvageable parts from motor vehicles and the subsequent sale or disposal for scrap of the remainder of the vehicle, or the purchase of 'written off' vehicles for repair or resale, or other related activities needs to register with their local authority. In Scotland the Road Safety Bill currently being considered by the Scottish Parliament may legislate in this area.
Business premises are required to be registered with the local authority. Following an application an Officer will visit premises to check they meet health and safety guidelines and conform with local Byelaws. Premises will be inspected on a regular basis once registered.
Any business which deals in scrap metal must be registered with their local authority in order to operate.
A registration certificate, issued by the local authority, may be required by local legislation if a person sells second-hand goods.
Permission must be granted by the local authority before a street collection can take place. Application should be made to the local authority with sufficient notice prior to the date on which the collection is due to take place. This requirement applies to all organisations that collect from a street or a public highway.
Consent to trade is required for all street trading activities such as hot food vehicles, ice cream vans and flower stalls. Food business may be subject to inspection and permission to site a mobile stall will be required from the relevant authority and from the landowner.
Restrictions may exist on shop opening times on Sundays. Shops which wish to open are required to notify the local authority of their Sunday opening hours. In the UK restrictions are confined to large shops (defined as those having an internal sales area of over 280m2). These shops must be registered with the council for trading on a Sunday, and specify the six hours of trading on a Sunday which must be between the hours of 10.00 to 18.00. Smaller shops may trade freely on a Sunday.
All persons that carry out tattooing, ear piercing and electrolysis must be registered with the local authority.
A licence is needed by a minister, proprietor or trustee of a place of worship to become a place where marriages can take place.
Trading Standards Officers test the competence of Public Weighbridge Operators and issue a certificate before public weighings can be carried out. Records are kept of all public weighbridges and the locations of the nearest public weighbridges are given on request.