Doggy daycare licence

hi, I have reached the £1000 limit of looking after dogs and now have to apply for a licence from the council, which I am happy to do. 

Now I have reached the £1000 threshold does that mean I have to stop my business running until I get a licence? 
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  • marcia_
    marcia_ Posts: 1,826 Forumite
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     You would be better ringing and asking the council licensing department this 
  • Mistral001
    Mistral001 Posts: 5,349 Forumite
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    Just get the licence if it is a legal requirement in your Council area.
  • Joli2022
    Joli2022 Posts: 11 Forumite
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    @Mistral001 ok, we have applied and sent off as of weekend. But do I now need to stop and close business until licence granted? 
  • Nearlyold
    Nearlyold Posts: 2,288 Forumite
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    edited 29 August 2022 at 1:06PM
    Do you mean you've earned more than £1,000 in this tax year ie from 6th April onwards?
  • Joli2022
    Joli2022 Posts: 11 Forumite
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    Hi @Nearlyold yes since April. I don’t want to get into trouble so I am not sure what to do…
  • Nearlyold
    Nearlyold Posts: 2,288 Forumite
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    As others have said, contact the Council tomorrow and ask.

    Having read all the guidance are you confident your set up will pass eg with regard to security of fencing, a seperate qualifying room for each of your doggy guests, your dog first aid knowledge, record keeping etc etc?

    We used to run a doggy day care/home boarding/ dog walking and pet visits business but retired just before the licensing requirements came in, my wife started it and I subsequently joined her, best thing we ever did - hard work though.
  • Joli2022
    Joli2022 Posts: 11 Forumite
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    @Nearlyold thank you for your advice. All of you. I think I will call council in the morning. I think it’s strange that you can earn under a £1000 but once you reach the limit you have to apply for a licence…so basically in my head it works like this…I hit £1000 close business and apply for licence, I lose earnings and customers get the licence and have to start all over again…
  • MalMonroe
    MalMonroe Posts: 5,783 Forumite
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    Joli2022 said:
    @Nearlyold thank you for your advice. All of you. I think I will call council in the morning. I think it’s strange that you can earn under a £1000 but once you reach the limit you have to apply for a licence…so basically in my head it works like this…I hit £1000 close business and apply for licence, I lose earnings and customers get the licence and have to start all over again…

    Information in the following link seems to indicate that you should have a licence already?

    https://www.mywaggytailsbusiness.co.uk/resources/dog-care-licensing/

    Looking after other people's pets can be a complicated business. And it seems that a vet and/or the council have to inspect the premises as well before a licence can be granted. From the information in the link, it seems that you should have already had a licence. 

    Obviously, your council will be able to advise you further. 
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  • Joli2022
    Joli2022 Posts: 11 Forumite
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    There is a £1000 threshold that means anyone can looking after dogs or cats without a licence. The government put it in place so people who do it in there spare time didn’t have to pay out for a licence. We never expected it to take off, and it has so we now have applied for a licence. I am just wondering if I now have to close until we receive it. 
  • JCS1
    JCS1 Posts: 5,288 Forumite
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    Are you not confusing two separate things? The requirement from your local council for a licence, and the £1,000 threshold before having to register as self employed with HMRC.
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