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Cost of living support

Advice and support to help manage the rising cost of living.


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Society lotteries

Small society lotteries do not require a licence but must be registered with the local authority in the area where the principal office of the society is located


Club and gaming machine permits, gambling premises licences, pools operator registration and other information

Pavement licence

If you are a business such as a pub, restaurant, wine bar or café you may need permission to have chairs and tables outside your premises for use by your customers

Tattooing and skin piercing

If you carry out any form of skin piercing or tattooing in the district you must have a licence issued by us.

Sex establishments

You will need a sex establishment licence if you would like to run a sex shop, sexual entertainment venue (lap dancing club), or a sex cinema in the district.

Licensing Public Register

Find up to date information about current licenses

Scrap metal dealer

You must hold either a site or mobile collector's licence, issued by the council if you want to deal in scrap metals.

Animal welfare

Apply for a licence to run a boarding kennel or cattery, run a riding establishment or sell pet animals