Animal activity licensing
The Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) Regulations 2018
The Government has now published updated legislation for animal businesses and confirmed that these changes will take effect from 1 October 2018.
Under the new law, animal boarding businesses (including home boarders and day carers), dog breeders, pet shops and riding establishments will be covered under a single type of licence from that date. It will be known as an 'animal activity licence', with new nationally-set licence conditions for businesses providing animal-related services.