Consent to Trade and Trading Standards

Planning Permission

Prior to commencement of trading (or within 6 months of date of registration) the operator must obtain, or be in the process of obtaining, planning consent or have confirmation from their Local Authority regarding the status of the site with regards to planning. This is to include all buildings and signage.

Local Authorities   

Sites should contact their Local Authority to ensure that their site fully meets with local regulations. Local Authorities can be found here.

Trading Standards

The following information must be displayed in a prominent position in all business premises where customers and suppliers have access:

  • The full name of the proprietor (owner) or all of the partners
  • An address at which the business can be contacted and have legal documents formally served on it
  • Clear prominent pricing of services (inclusive of VAT)