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Apply for a food related licence

We issue several food related licenses which you must have to register a food business.

The Council issue licences for:

Food premises registration

You must register premises used for a food business (including market stalls, delivery vehicles and other moveable structures) with us.

Late hours catering

You must apply for a premises licence under the Licensing Act 2003.

Street café

You will need a licence to use a portion of a public street, road or place for the sale of food and drink and for the placing of tables, chairs and other furniture outside a restaurant or cafe.

Butchers licence 

From 1 January 2006, butchers no longer need a licence to operate. However, you must comply with EU hygiene regulations, including the operation of hazard analysis and critical control point-based procedures.

Game dealer licences

From 1 August 2007, you no longer have to hold a licence in order to deal in game.

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