£2200 For A Street Trading Consent????????
So i've found a nice little 2nd hand starter trailer, got my 4x4 for the trailer.
Passed my NCASS food hygeine online course, had the trailer certificated for gas and electrics.
Spent £200 on food etc, found the perfect pitch all raring to go and then when i'm down to my last few quid.
My local council tell me that the "street trading consent charge" is £2200 for a year, for trading on an industrial estate, and subject to "planning permission".
This is payable as a lump sum, and not monthly. UNREAL!!!
Where do they come up with these crazy charges and are they right?????
I've also been told to supply toilet facilities for me and my staff, even though i don't have any staff, during trading hours.
Anyone else been told of this obscene charge, or having the same sort of problem, or do you have a way around it?
Very helpful site by the way.