Sector specific law

What particular regulations do specific types of business (such as a hotel, or a printer, or a taxi firm) need to follow? We explain some of the key legal issues to consider for 200 types of business.

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Sector specific law - overview

What particular regulations do specific types of business (such as a hotel, or a printer, or a taxi firm) need to follow? We explain some of the key legal issues to consider for 200 types of business.

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Accountant legal issues

The following is an outline of some of the legislation which may be relevant for an accountant.

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Acupuncture legal issues

There are several pieces of legislation that apply to acupuncture businesses. They cover areas such as licensing, herbal medicines, and insurance.

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Aerial installer legal issues

The following is an outline of some of the legislation which may be relevant for an aerial installing business.

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Amusement arcade legal issues

There are several pieces of legislation that apply to amusement arcades. They cover areas such as licensing, food safety, and insurance.

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Antique dealer legal issues

There are several pieces of legislation that apply to antique dealers. They cover areas such as licensing, retailing, and dealing in antiques.

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Architect legal issues

The following is an outline of some of the legislation which may be relevant for an architect.

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Architectural salvage legal issues

There are several pieces of legislation that apply to architectural salvage businesses. They cover areas such as licensing, stolen goods, and money laundering.

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Aromatherapist legal issues

There are several pieces of legislation that apply to aromatherapists. They cover areas such as licensing, herbalists exemption, and insurance.

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Art gallery legal issues

There are several pieces of legislation that apply to art galleries. They cover areas such as licensing, copyright, and consumer credit.

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Art shop legal issues

There are several pieces of legislation that apply to art shops. They cover areas such as licensing, intoxicating substances, and retailing.

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Bakery legal issues

There are several pieces of legislation that apply to bakeries. They cover areas such as licensing, food safety, and waste.

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Beauty salon legal issues

The following is an outline of some of the legislation which may be relevant for a beauty salon.

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Bicycle shop legal issues

There are several pieces of legislation that apply to bicycle shops. They cover areas such as licensing, second hand dealing, and cycle safety regulations.

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Blacksmith legal issues

There are several pieces of legislation that apply to blacksmiths. They cover areas such as licensing, retailing, and health & safety.

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Book shop legal issues

There are several pieces of legislation that apply to book shops. They cover areas such as licensing, retailing, and insurance.

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Bookkeeper legal issues

The following is an outline of some of the legislation which may be relevant for a bookkeeper.

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Bridal shop legal issues

There are several pieces of legislation that apply to bridal shops. They cover areas such as licensing, online sales, and original designs.

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Builder legal issues

The following is an outline of some of the legislation which may be relevant for a builder.

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Butcher legal issues

There are several pieces of legislation that apply to butchers. They cover areas such as licensing, food safety, and food waste.

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Cafe legal issues

There are several pieces of legislation that apply to cafes. They cover areas such as licensing, food safety, and waste.

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Caravan site legal issues

There are several pieces of legislation that apply to caravan sites. They cover areas such as licensing, the mobile homes act, and water resale.

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Care home legal issues

There are several pieces of legislation that apply to care homes. They cover areas such as licensing, medicines, and care workers.

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Carpet shop legal issues

There are several pieces of legislation that apply to carpet fitting businesses. They cover areas such as licensing, retailing, and insurance.

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Cheese maker legal issues

There are several pieces of legislation that apply to cheese makers. They cover areas such as licensing, retailing, and insurance.

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Childminder legal issues

The following is an outline of some of the legislation which may be relevant for a childminder.

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Chinese catering legal issues

There are several pieces of legislation that apply to Chinese catering businesses. They cover areas such as licensing, food safety, and alcohol.

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Chinese herbalist legal issues

There are several pieces of legislation that apply to Chinese herbalists. They cover areas such as licensing, herbal medicines, and insurance.

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Chiropodist legal issues

There are several pieces of legislation that apply to chiropodist. They cover areas such as licensing, health & safety, and insurance.

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Chiropractor legal issues

There are several pieces of legislation that apply to chiropractors. They cover areas such as licensing, treating patients, and using x-ray equipment.

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Clothes hire legal issues

There are several pieces of legislation that apply to clothes hire businesses. They cover areas such as licensing, hire contracts, and hazardous substances.

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Clothes shop legal issues

There are several pieces of legislation that apply to clothes shops. They cover areas such as licensing, retailing, and trading online.

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Clothing manufacturer legal issues

There are several pieces of legislation that apply to farm shops. They cover areas such as licensing, textile labelling, and the factories act.

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Coach firm legal issues

There are several pieces of legislation that apply to coach firms. They cover areas such as licensing, driver licencing, and working hours.

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Computer shop legal issues

There are several pieces of legislation that apply to computer shops. They cover areas such as licensing, retailing, and software.

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Convenience store legal issues

There are several pieces of legislation that apply to convenience stores. They cover areas such as licensing, sale of alcohol, and age related sales.

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Cycling event organiser legal issues

There are several pieces of legislation that apply to cycling event organiser. They cover areas such as licensing, health & safety, and insurance.

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Damp proofer legal issues

The following is an outline of some of the legislation which may be relevant for a damp proofer.

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Day nursery legal issues

There are several pieces of legislation that apply to day nurseries. They cover areas such as licensing, food safety, and vetting.

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Delicatessen legal issues

There are several pieces of legislation that apply to delicatessens. They cover areas such as licensing, food waste, and the sale of alcohol.

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Dental lab legal issues

There are several pieces of legislation that apply to dental labs. They cover areas such as licensing, hazardous substances, and insurance.

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Dentist legal issues

There are several pieces of legislation that apply to dentists. They cover areas such as licensing, hazardous substances, and insurance.

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DIY shop legal issues

There are several pieces of legislation that apply to DIY shops. They cover areas such as licensing, restrictions of sale, and retailing.

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Dressmaker legal issues

There are several pieces of legislation that apply to farm shops. They cover areas such as consumer protection, licencing, and protection of original ideas.

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Driving school legal issues

There are several pieces of legislation that apply to driving schools. They cover areas such as licensing, data protection, and insurance.

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Dry cleaner legal issues

There are several pieces of legislation that apply to dry cleaners. They cover areas such as licensing, environmental regulations, and insurance.

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E-Business legal issues

There are several pieces of legislation that apply to e-businesses. They cover areas such as licensing, data protection, and posting items.

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eBay trader legal issues

There are several pieces of legislation that apply to eBay traders. They cover areas such as retailing, and insurance.

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Electrical shop legal issues

There are several pieces of legislation that apply to electrical shops. They cover areas such as licensing, electrical goods, and selling online.

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Electrician legal issues

The following is an outline of some of the legislation which may be relevant for an electrician.

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Entertainer legal issues

There are several pieces of legislation that apply to entertainers. They cover areas such as licensing, working with children, and insurance.

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Estate agent legal issues

There are several pieces of legislation that apply to estate agents. They cover areas such as licensing, money laundering, and insurance.

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Event hire legal issues

There are several pieces of legislation that apply to event hire businesses. They cover areas such as licensing, hire contracts, and insurance.

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Factory based legal issues

There are several pieces of legislation that apply to factory based businesses. They cover areas such as licensing, waste batteries, and packaging regulation.

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Farm shop legal issues

There are several pieces of legislation that apply to farm shops. They cover areas such as licensing, food safety, food labelling and waste.

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Farm supplier legal issues

The following is an outline of some of the legislation which may be relevant to your business. The list is not exhaustive and highlights only the main areas that may apply.

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Farrier legal issues

Some of the key areas where legislation is likely to affect your farrier business.

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Fish and chip shops legal issues

There are several pieces of legislation that apply to fish and chip shops. They cover areas such as licensing, food safety, food waste, and litter.

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Fishmonger legal issues

There are several pieces of legislation that apply to fishmongers. They cover areas such as licensing, food safety, and food labelling.

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Fitness centre legal issues

There are several pieces of legislation that apply to fitness centres. They cover areas such as licensing, sunbeds, and your employees.

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Florist legal issues

There are several pieces of legislation that apply to florists. They cover areas such as licensing, retailing, and insurance.

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Food manufacturer legal issues

There are several pieces of legislation that apply to food manufacturers. They cover areas such as licensing, food safety, and organic products.

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Funeral director legal issues

There are several pieces of legislation that apply to funeral directors. They cover areas such as licensing, environmental legislation and insurance.

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Furniture maker legal issues

There are several pieces of legislation that apply to furniture makers. They cover areas such as licensing, furniture safety, and copyright.

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Furniture restorer legal issues

There are several pieces of legislation that apply to furniture restorers. They cover areas such as licensing, retailing and tainted products.

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Furniture shop legal issues

There are several pieces of legislation that apply to furniture shops. They cover areas such as licensing, copyright, and e-Commerce.

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Garage legal issues

Summary of key areas of legislation likely to affect a garage business.

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Garden centre legal issues

There are several pieces of legislation that apply to garden shops. They cover areas such as licensing, growing plants, and pesticides.

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Garden services legal issues

There are several pieces of legislation that apply to garden servicing businesses. They cover areas such as licensing, harmful plants and waste.

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Golf driving range legal issues

There are several pieces of legislation that apply to golf driving ranges. They cover areas such as licensing, retailing, and planning permission.

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Ice cream parlor legal issues

There are several pieces of legislation that apply to ice cream parlours. They cover areas such as licensing, dairy products, and litter.

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Internet cafe legal issues

There are several pieces of legislation that apply to internet cafes. They cover areas such as licensing, food safety, food labelling and litter.

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Language school legal issues

There are several pieces of legislation that apply to language schools. They cover areas such as licensing, food safety, and protecting young children.

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Life coaching legal issues

There are several pieces of legislation that apply to life coaches. They cover areas such as licensing, trading fairly, and insurance.

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Limousine hire

There are several pieces of legislation that apply to limousine hire businesses. They cover areas such as licensing, hire contracts, and insurance.

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Lingerie shop legal issues

There are several pieces of legislation that apply to lingerie shops. They cover areas such as licensing, retailing, and selling online.

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Locksmith legal issues

There are several pieces of legislation that apply to farm shops. They cover areas such as licensing, retailing, and insurance.

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Male grooming legal issues

There are several pieces of legislation that apply to male grooming sector. They cover areas such as licensing, sunbed services, and insurance.

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Market stall legal issues

There are several pieces of legislation that apply to market stalls. They cover areas such as licensing, retailing, and second hand goods.

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Milk round legal issues

There are several pieces of legislation that apply to milk round businesses. They cover areas such as licensing, food safety, and data protection.

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Minicab legal issues

There are several pieces of legislation that apply to minicab businesses. They cover areas such as licensing, equality act, and smoking bans

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Mobile DJ legal issues

There are several pieces of legislation that apply to mobile DJs. They cover areas such as licensing, contracts, and insurance.

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Mobile phones legal issues

There are several pieces of legislation that apply to mobile phone businesses. They cover areas such as licensing, ringtones, and waste batteries.

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Mobile takeaway legal issues

There are several pieces of legislation that apply to mobile takeaways. They cover areas such as licensing, food safety, and your catering vehicles.

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Motorcycle rider training legal issues

There are several pieces of legislation that apply to a motorcycle rider training business. They cover areas such as licensing, motorcycle hire, and rider training.

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Music shop legal issues

There are several pieces of legislation that apply to music shops. They cover areas such as licensing, retailing, and insurance.

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Needlecrafts shop legal issues

There are several pieces of legislation that apply to needlecrafts shops. They cover areas such as licensing, retailing, and distance selling.

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Newsagent legal issues

There are several pieces of legislation that apply to newsagents. They cover areas such as licensing, food safety, and age-restricted products.

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Nightclub legal issues

There are several pieces of legislation that apply to nightclubs. They cover areas such as licensing, alcohol measurements, and door supervisors.

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Nutritional therapist legal issues

There are several pieces of legislation that apply to nutritional therapists. They cover areas such as licensing, selling food supplements, and insurance.

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Off-licence legal issues

There are several pieces of legislation that apply to off-licences. They cover areas such as licensing, tobacco products, and DVD hire.

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Office based legal issues

The following is an outline of some of the legislation which may be relevant for an office based business.

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Office goods supplier legal issues

There are several pieces of legislation that apply to office goods suppliers. They cover areas such as licensing, waste batteries, and insurance.

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Optician legal issues

There are several pieces of legislation that apply to opticians. They cover areas such as licensing, child protection, and fair trading.

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Osteopath legal issues

There are several pieces of legislation that apply to osteopaths. They cover areas such as licensing, equipment, and insurance.

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Outdoor activity centre legal issues

There are several pieces of legislation that apply to outdoor activity centre. They cover areas such as licensing, BAPA code of practice, and insurance.

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Outdoor equipment shop legal issues

There are several pieces of legislation that apply to outdoor equipment suppliers. They cover areas such as licensing, the sale of knives, and retailing.

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Outside caterer legal issues

There are several pieces of legislation that apply to outside catering businesses. They cover areas such as licensing, food safety, insurance.

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Paintball centre legal issues

There are several pieces of legislation that apply to paintball centres. They cover areas such as licensing, house rules, and firearms legislation.

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Painter legal issues

The following is an outline of some of the legislation which may be relevant for a painter.

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Pawnbroker legal issues

There are several pieces of legislation that apply to pawnbrokers. They cover areas such as licensing, hallmarking, and money laundering.

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Personal trainer legal issues

There are several pieces of legislation that apply to personal trainers. They cover areas such as licensing, working in public spaces, and data protection.

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Pest control legal issues

There are several pieces of legislation that apply to pest control businesses. They cover areas such as licensing, pesticides, biocides, and organic farming.

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Pet grooming legal issues

There are several pieces of legislation that apply to pet grooming businesses. They cover areas such as licensing, animal welfare, and insurance.

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Pet shop legal issues

There are several pieces of legislation that apply to pet shops. They cover areas such as licensing, retailing, and selling insurance.

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Pharmacy legal issues

There are several pieces of legislation that apply to pharmacies. They cover areas such as licensing, retailing, and waste.

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Photo equipment legal issues

There are several pieces of legislation that apply to photo equipment businesses. They cover areas such as licensing, the protection of children, and retailing.

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Photographer legal issues

There are several pieces of legislation that apply to photographers. They cover areas such as licensing, terrorism laws, and the protection of children.

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Physiotherapist legal issues

There are several pieces of legislation that apply to physiotherapists. They cover areas such as licensing, equipment, and use of your title.

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Picture framing legal issues

There are several pieces of legislation that apply to picture framing businesses. They cover areas such as licensing, selling online, and insurance.

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Pizza delivery legal issues

There are several pieces of legislation that apply to pizza delivery businesses. They cover areas such as licensing, food safety, and insurance.

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Plasterer legal issues

The following is an outline of some of the legislation which may be relevant for a plasterer.

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Plumber legal issues

The following is an outline of some of the legislation which may be relevant for a plumber.

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Pony trekking legal issues

There are several pieces of legislation that apply to pony trekking businesses. They cover areas such as licensing, food safety, and the protection of animals.

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Pool hall legal issues

There are several pieces of legislation that apply to pool halls. They cover areas such as licensing, retailing, and gaming legislation.

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Post office legal issues

There are several pieces of legislation that apply to post offices. They cover areas such as licensing, customers, and tobacco products.

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Pottery legal issues

There are several pieces of legislation that apply to pottery businesses. They cover areas such as licensing, silica dust, and kiln operation.

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Printer legal issues

There are several pieces of legislation that apply to printing businesses. They cover areas such as licensing, printed matter, and environmental protection.

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Public house legal issues

There are several pieces of legislation that apply to farm shops. They cover areas such as licensing, alcohol licensing, and public payphones.

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Record label legal issues

The following is an outline of some of the legislation which may be relevant for a record label.

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Record shop legal issues

There are several pieces of legislation that apply to record shops. They cover areas such as licensing, retailing, and insurance.

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Reflexologist legal issues

There are several pieces of legislation that apply to reflexologists. They cover areas such as licensing, health & safety, and insurance.

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Removals legal issues

There are several pieces of legislation that apply to removals businesses. They cover areas such as licensing, transport matters, and illegal workers.

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Retail based legal issues

There are several pieces of legislation that apply to retail based businesses. They cover areas such as licensing, retailing, and food safety.

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Roofer legal issues

The following is an outline of some of the legislation which may be relevant for a roofer.

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Rural crafts legal issues

There are several pieces of legislation that apply to rural craft businesses. They cover areas such as licensing, protecting original designs, and hazardous substances.

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Sandwich bar legal issues

There are several pieces of legislation that apply to sandwich bars. They cover areas such as licensing, food safety, food waste, and litter.

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Scaffolder legal issues

The following is an outline of some of the legislation which may be relevant for a scaffolder.

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Scrap metal dealer legal issues

There are several pieces of legislation that apply to scrap metal dealers. They cover areas such as licensing, recycling, and cheque cashing.

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Shoe repairer legal issues

There are several pieces of legislation that apply to farm shops. They cover areas such as licensing, consumer protection, and insurance.

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Shoe shop legal issues

There are several pieces of legislation that apply to shoe shops. They cover areas such as licensing, footwear labelling, and selling online.

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Shopfitter legal issues

The following is an outline of some of the legislation which may be relevant for a shopfitter.

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Sign writer legal issues

The following is an outline of some of the legislation which may be relevant for a sign writer.

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Skip hire legal issues

The following is an outline of some of the legislation which may be relevant for a skip hire business.

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Smallholding legal issues

Some of the key areas where legislation is likely to affect your smallholding are listed below.

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Sports shop legal issues

There are several pieces of legislation that apply to farm shops. They cover areas such as licensing, retailing, and insurance.

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Staff agency legal issues

The following is an outline of some of the legislation which may be relevant for a staff agency.

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Surf shop legal issues

There are several pieces of legislation that apply to surf shops. They cover areas such as licensing, retailing, and selling online.

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Tack shop legal issues

There are several pieces of legislation that apply to tack shops. They cover areas such as licensing, animal medicines, and selling pesticides.

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Tanning centre legal issues

There are several pieces of legislation that apply to farm shops. They cover areas such as licensing, food safety, insurance, and waste.

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Tattoo studio legal issues

There are several pieces of legislation that apply to tattoo studios. They cover areas such as licensing, anaesthetics, and copyright.

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Taxi firm legal issues

There are several pieces of legislation that apply to taxi firms. They cover areas such as licensing, the equality act, and smoking bans.

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Thatcher legal issues

The following is an outline of some of the legislation which may be relevant for a thatcher.

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Tiling service legal issues

The following is an outline of some of the legislation which may be relevant for a tiling service business.

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Tool hire legal issues

The following is an outline of some of the legislation which may be relevant for a tool hire business.

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Toy shop legal issues

There are several pieces of legislation that apply to toy shops. They cover areas such as licensing, toy safety, and selling fireworks.

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Tree surgeon legal issues

An outline of the legislation and licences and that are relevant to your tree services business.

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Tyre fitter legal issues

The following is an outline of some of the legislation which may be relevant to a tyre fitter.

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Upholsterer legal issues

There are several pieces of legislation that apply to upholstery businesses. They cover areas such as licensing, fire safety, and personal protective equipment.

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Vet legal issues

A summary of legislation that is relevant for a veterinary practice.

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Video rental legal issues

There are several pieces of legislation that apply to video rental businesses. They cover areas such as licensing, retailing and insurance.

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Wholesaler legal issues

There are several pieces of legislation that apply to wholesalers.. They cover areas such as licensing, food safety, and alcohol.

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Window cleaner legal issues

There are several pieces of legislation that apply to window cleaning businesses. They cover areas such as licensing, working at height, and fair trading.

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Window fitter legal issues

The following is an outline of some of the legislation which may be relevant for a window fitting business.

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