Licence

Hypnotism Authorisation

Summary

If you wish to show, demonstrate or perform a hypnotism act in public, you must have authorisation from the local authority.

You must comply with any conditions attached to an authorisation.

Fee

  • £70 - Application fee to be charged at time of application
  • £40 - Maintenance fee to be charged prior to issue

Payment can be made by debit or credit card.

Validity/Renewals

Unless specified otherwise, all authorisations will be for the duration of the performance or demonstration.

Eligibility Criteria 

There are no specific eligibility requirements for hypnotism authorisations.

Application 

Applications must be in writing (including by electronic means) and must include:

  • the applicant's name and address;
  • details of previous performances;
  • details of proposed future performance.

 Application Form

Please use the online application form to apply and make your payment.

Consultation 

There is no consultation process, but we will inform the police of your application and they may wish to contact you should they have any concerns.

Evaluation

There is no statutory period for determining applications; however, we aim to determine applications within 60 days.

Conditions 

The local authority may attach conditions to the authorisation.

Tacit Consent 

Tacit consent applies.  This means that you will be able to act as though your application is granted if you have not heard from the local authority by the end of the 60 day target completion period.

Right of Appeal 

Please contact Licensing Services in the first instance.

Customer Complaints 

If you have a complaint about a trader, we would advise you first to contact the trader – preferably by letter with proof of delivery.  If that is unsuccessful and you are in the UK, the Citizens Advice Bureau will assist you.  If you are outside of the UK, contact the UK European Consumer Centre.

If you believe a hypnotist is performing without being authorised, please contact Licensing Services.

Guidance 

Please contact Licensing Services for further guidance.

Relevant Legislation 

Trade Associations 

Further Information 

For further information and guidance please phone Licensing Services on 01225 477531 or email licensing@bathnes.gov.uk.

Additional contact details.

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