The Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) Regulations 2018.
The Regualtions came into force on 1 October 2018. There are significant changes to the licensing regime including the introduction of a ‘star’ rating and the potential for the local authority to issue a 1, 2 or a 3 year licence depending on the standards in place.
New fees have also been introduced - link to Animal Welfare Fees
A current licence will remain valid until the renewal date.
You are advised to read the procedural guidance which outlines the star rating scheme as well as the specific guidance notes.
- Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) Regulations 2018
- Procedural guidance notes
Please go to the specific activity page for additional information