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Licensing

Hypnotism authorisation

Apply for a hypnotism licence.

Licence summary

Anyone giving an exhibition, demonstration or performance of hypnotism on any person or in connection with entertainment to which the public are admitted whether by payment or otherwise is required to obtain authorisation from the local authority by way of consent.

A separate application must be made by the person who will be carrying out the act of hypnotism in relation to each premises/venue intended to be used.

Eligibility criteria

Regulation summary

  • No provision in the legislation

Application evaluation process

  • No provisions in legislation

Will 'Tacit Consent' apply?

Yes, where the local authority fails to make a decision within six months of receipt of the application, the licence is deemed to be granted or renewed.

What happens if I don't hear from the council within the specified time?

It is in the public interest that East Renfrewshire Council must process your application before it can be granted. If you have not heard from the council within a reasonable period, please contact us. You can do this online here if you applied through the UK Welcomes service or use the contact details below.

Fee

  • There is no fee for a hypnotism licence

Apply online

Failed application redress

East Renfrewshire Council
Legal services
Council Headquarters
Eastwood Park,
Rouken Glen Road
Giffnock
G46 6UG
Telephone: 0141 577 4684

Licence holder redress

East Renfrewshire Council
Legal services
Council Headquarters
Eastwood Park,
Rouken Glen Road
Giffnock
G46 6UG
Telephone: 0141 577 4684

Consumer complaint

We would always advise that in the event of a complaint the first contact is made with the trader by you - preferably in the form a letter (with proof of delivery). If that has not worked follow the UK government: Consumer rights advice. From outside the UK contact the UK European Consumer Centre.

Other redress

  • None

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