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- Licence - Knife Dealer
- Licences window cleaners - business
- Licences - Booking Offices
- Licences - Hackney carriage (taxi)
- Licences - Hackney carriage (taxi) driver
- Licences - Hire Car Enforcement
- Licences - Late Night Catering
- Licences - Skin Piercing and Tattooing
- Licences - credit provider
- Licences - markets
- Licences - metal dealers (door-to-door)
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- Licences - storage of petroleum
- Licences - street trading
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Licences - Late Night Catering
Section 42 of the Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982 (as amended) details the requirements for Late Hours Catering Licences.
Since 1 October 2012 all premises (including mobile premises operated by street traders) which sell food between the hours of 11pm and 5am require to have a Late Hours Catering Licence.
Food is very widely defined and covers all food and drink including water and chewing gum.
Section 42(4) provides –
“A late hours catering licence shall not be required in respect of –
(a) the use as such of licensed premises within the meaning of the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005; or
(b) premises being used in accordance with a public entertainment licence”
Application forms and guidance notes are available to download from this page. Fees are detailed in the document below.
Applicants should seek legal advice from a solicitor or advice centre if they are unsure as to whether they require a licence.
West Lothian Council has recently revised its policy on Late Hours Catering Licences. The revised policy is available to download from this page.