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Licensing

What is a licence?

Definition:  

Formal permission or exemption.

Wider definition

  • Is silence or lack of specific rules a licence to do something?

Why do we have licences

To acquire a licence may require paying a fee and/or proving a capability

Licencing types

Animals

Licencee Item

Animals

Dog breeders
Owner Dog ownership
User Fishing

Kennels
Distributor Pet shops
  Riding stables
User Hunting and selling game

Broadcasting and entertainment

Licencee Item
Broadcaster Amateur radio
Broadcaster Broadcast
Owner Citizens’ band radio (CB radio)
 Entertainments in public
  Film and video shows
 Music licensing

Taping at home
  Television license

Vehicles

Licencee Item
Site owner Caravan sites
User Driving licences

Driving instructors
User Heavy goods vehicle drivers
Driver Minibuses,  Minicab's,  Taxis,  Public service vehicles
  Model aircraft
  Motor salvage operators
Practitioner Pilot license

Road haulage
  Vehicle license

Trading


Licencor Licencee Item
Distributor
Alcohol (sale of)/  Liquor license
Government Bank Banking
Government Retailer Beauty specialist
Business
Business names
Government   Car boot sales
Government  Childminding and childrens’ nurseries
Government
Companies
Government   Consumer credit businesses
Government   Debt collectors
  Fundraising events
  House to house collections
Practitioner  Hypnotism
 
Market traders
Practitioner   Medical
  Night cafes
  Nursing and residential homes
  Pawnbrokers
  Pedlars and hawkers
GovernmentPractitionerPrivate detective
  Saunas
  Scrap metal dealers
  Street collections
  Street trading
  Sunday trading
  Tattoo parlours
  Tree felling
  Waste disposal sites

Item ownership or use

LicenceeItem
Retailer Firearms and ammunition
Retailer Fireworks
User Gun licence 
UserMetal detectors

Rubbish skips

Gambling

LicenceeItem

Bingo clubs

Gambling/ Gaming clubs

Gaming/Amusement/Fruit machines
 Lotteries or raffles

Relationships

Licencee Item
  Civil partnerships
Users Marriage
  Sex establishments


Note:
Television License is not a licence to own a TV, it is a fee charged by a state broadcaster to anyone who owns a TV.
License to kill is not actually a license!

Links

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-23519690 Licence to be private dectective
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