Raising awareness of licensing

We're taking part in National Licensing Week (17-21 June 2019) - an initiative that aims to raise public awareness of licensing and its role in our everyday lives.

Licensing is everywhere and matters whether we're jumping into a taxi, eating from a street trader, buying a pint or glass of wine, getting a tattoo, piercing or massage, buying a pet, giving to charity and many other activities. All of these types of businesses have a licence or registration, issued by their local council.

During the week, our officers will visit and work with local licensed businesses to provide advice on best practice and good compliance, ensuring they know the law and how to follow it.  

We've worked with other councils in Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire, plus the Better Business for All partnership, to produce a simple guide for the local businesses that we license, which will be made available during our visits.

Find out more about licensing.