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Costs for this service
Costs for treatment licences vary depending on the type of treatment. Annual fees for 2015/16:
Fees for grant and renewal of licences
|Tattooing and/or body piercing||£720|
|All other treatments including massage, sauna, nail, beauty, water, electrical and like treatments||£440|
Fees for transfer and variation of 1991 Act licences
|Transfer licensee or alter person in control other than licensee||£199|
|One day event||£220|
Licence variation fees for practitioner (during licence period)
|Add a new practitioner||£61 (fee of £12.60 included for new badge)|
|New treatment to be offered on the premises||£49.23 (this fee applies if the treatment falls in an already licensed category - see above)|
|Badge amendment (add this fee for each new badge)||£11|
What you need to know...
The licence must cover the premises and all persons offering treatments. To carry out treatments without a current licence is illegal.
If your premises held a massage or special treatment licence or a cosmetic skin piercing registration under previous legislation you must still have an annual licence under the 1991 Act.
There are exemptions for premises where all treatments are carried out or supervised by members of certain professional bodies - see the treatment exemption list