Special Treatment Licence (Premises)

Special Treatment Licence (Premises)

Licence summary:

If you run an establishment for 'special treatments' in you may require a licence for your premises.

Special treatments include:

  • massage
  • manicure
  • acupuncture
  • tattooing
  • cosmetic piercing
  • light treatments, eg sunbeds
  • electric treatments, eg electrolysis
  • other special treatments, eg semi-permanent skin colouring, vapour, sauna or other bath treatments

Applications are made to your borough council or local authority and may be subject to a fee.

Licences may be subject to conditions.

You may also be required to give notice of your application to the local Chief constable. In Greater London you must also provide a copy of the application to the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority.

You may also be required to give other notices, including public advertisement.

This licence may be required in addition to a skin piercing, tattooing or acupuncture licence required under the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) 1982.

Eligibility Criteria:

Your application may be refused for one of the following reasons:

  • the premises are not suitable, don't have safe heating, satisfactory lighting, sanitation, ventilation and don't have adequate fire precautions including firefighting equipment and fire escapes
  • there is a likelihood of nuisance being caused in the area
  • the person who will manage the premises is not fit and proper
  • the people giving the treatments are not suitably qualified
  • the safety of equipment is not satisfactory
  • there is question as to the safety of the treatment being given
  • you have been convicted of particular offences
  • you fail to comply with any legal requirements
Regulation Summary:

A summary of the regulation relating to this licence

Application Evaluation Process:

The county council or local authority will take into account any representations made by the chief constable and in London, the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority regarding your application.

Will Tacit Consent Apply?

Yes. This means that you will be able to act as though your application is granted if you have not heard from the local authority by the end of the target completion period

OR

No. It is in the public interest that the authority must process your application before it can be granted. If you have not heard from the local authority within a reasonable period, please contact it. You can do this online if you applied through the UK Welcomes service or use the contact details below.

Download Application Form:

Apply for a massage and special treatment licence

Tell us about a change to your existing massage and special treatment premises

Failed Application Redress:

licensing@fylde.gov.uk
Telephone: 01253 658 658
Fylde Borough Council
The Town Hall
St Annes Road West
St Annes
Lancashire
FY8 1LW

If you wish to appeal against a decision of the county council or local authority you may do so to the local Magistrates' Court. Appeals must be made within 21 days of the date you received notification of the decision in writing. Magistrates' court decisions can be appealed to the Crown Court.

Licence Holder Redress:

licensing@fylde.gov.uk
Telephone: 01253 658 658
Fylde Borough Council
The Town Hall
St Annes Road West
St Annes
Lancashire
FY8 1LW

If you wish to appeal against a decision of the county council or local authority you may do so to the local Magistrates' Court. Appeals must be made within 21 days of the date you received notification of the decision in writing. Magistrates' court decisions can be appealed to the Crown Court.

Consumer Complaint:

We would always advise that in the event of a complaint the first contact is made with the trader by you - preferably in the form a letter (with proof of delivery). If that has not worked, if you are located in the UK, Consumer Direct will give you advice. From outside the UK contact the UK European Consumer Centre.

Other Redress:

E.g. about noise, pollution, etc. Also should one licence holder complain about another.

Trade Associations:

British Association of Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology (BABTAC)

Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT)

British Association of Skin Camouflage

Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists (SCP)