Businesses Requiring Licences
“Yes, it’s true, I have bought a helicopter. I really like it. I can’t fly it, but I plan to get a licence one day.” – Shane Filan
Licences and registrations are applicable to many types of business and you need to know what is required to undertake your business activity. A simple example might be a food hygiene certificate before you can open a sandwich shop but it could be far more specialised such as a company handling asbestos that requires special licences or a company needing permits to process certain types of waste.
Whatever the circumstances, you need to know if anything specific is required to enable you to undertake your day to day business activity. If you need a licence then applying or registering well before you plan to start trading is a good idea.
If there is a trade association website which represents or supports your particular area of business, that is normally a good place to start with regard to finding out anything that will be required. Remember – “didn’t know I needed one” is not a defence.
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If you need a licence then applying or registering well before you plan to start trading is a good idea.