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; however, we accept proposals from interested parties. Your proposal must contain the following information:

  • your full name and contact details
  • market of your choice
  • details of your product - photos, visual examples
  • equipment to be used
  • any references.

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

After we receive your proposal

If there is a vacancy for your product type, you will be invited to an informal meeting to discuss your proposal with us.

If your proposal is approved, you will be given a confirmation checklist and asked to complete an application form. There is an initial £30 admin fee for this. 

Within 14 days of the informal meeting, arrangements should be made to collect your licence and stall card, bringing with you checklist, fees and enclosures 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 licence can be granted.  

Licence fees

A full licence fee for 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 made by methods stated on your invoice or by direct debit using the form below. 

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 officer.

There's a £30 fee if you are looking to change which market you sell from or change the commodities you trade.

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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