Licensing

Full market trading licence

A full market trading licence is when the trader is allocated a specific permanent pitch and is charged a monthly fee.

How to apply

There is no application form at this stage; however, we do accept proposals from interested parties. Your proposal must contain the following information:

  • your full name, address and contact details
  • market of your choice
  • details of your product - photos, visual examples
  • equipment to be used
  • relevant experience and any references.
  • Or complete and return the proposal form under useful documents below.

Email your proposal to street.trading@islington.gov.uk.

After we receive your proposal

Providing there is a vacancy for your product type, you will to be asked to complete an application form and return it together with an administration fee. You will then be invited to attend an informal meeting to discuss your proposal.

If your proposal is approved, you will be given an interview checklist confirming what was discussed.

Within 14 days of the interview, providing a licence is agree, arrangements should be made to collect your licence and stall card, bringing with you the checklist and documents as stated on the application form.

There's a six-month probation period for new licence holders and during this time you will be monitored on attendance and compliance with the street trading conditions before a full license can be granted. During this period your licence will be ‘Temporary’ and can be withdrawn at any time.

Licence fees

A ‘Temporary’ licence and Full Licences fee for up to one year costs £30, up to two years costs £40 and one for up to three years costs £50.

Licence holders are invoiced on a monthly basis. The monthly fee is dependent on which market you trade from

Payments can be made by methods stated on your invoice. 

Licence renewal

A full licence is valid for a three-year period, and all applications will join the December renewal date. We will write to you before that date inviting you to re-apply for your licence..

Licence variation

If you wish to vary your licence - for example change or add a commodity, transfer to another pitch, you should discuss the changes with the street trading manager.

There's a £30 fee if you are looking to make changes to your licence

Licence surrender

If you wish to surrender your licence, you must write to us enclosing your licence and stall card. The licence surrender date must be the last day of the month and you will continue to be charged monthly rental unless we are notified.

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