Special treatment licensing fees

The London Borough of Bexley has allocated the different types of special treatments caught by the Act into three categories, with those in ‘Category A’ carrying the most risk and complexity and those in ‘Category C’ the least. Fees have then been set having had regard to which category a special treatment type fall.

The three categories each special treatment type has been allocated into
Treatment Category Risk
Light (includes laser), electric or other special treatment of a like kind, but not electrolysis and tanning using UV light A High
Acupuncture, electrolysis, tattooing (which includes semi-permanent make-up, micropigmentation, microblading and chemical tattoo removal) and cosmetic piercing, but not ear piercing B Medium
Massage, manicure (includes false nails), chiropody, vapour, sauna or other baths, ear piercing and tanning using UV light C Low
Fees for the application types
Application type Premises Category Fee
Grant or Provisional Grant A £895
Grant or Provisional Grant B £683
Grant or Provisional Grant C £471
Renewal A £688
Renewal B £514
Renewal C £345
Transfer All £116
Variation (Major - to increase treatments etc) All £463
Variation - Confirmation of Provisional Licence All £463
Variation - Add new practitioner to provide treatment currently authorised on licence All

£50 - One practitioner

£30 - Each additional one included in the same application

Variation - Change the name of the individual designated on a Licence as the ‘Premises Supervisor/Manager’ All


Variation (Minor - to reduce treatments, hours for example) All £54
Change of details All £39
Duplicate licence All £25

Any premises providing a single ‘Category C’ treatment, where the provision of the treatment is ancillary to the main use of the premises, will qualify for a 50% reduction of the fee set out above in respect an application for the:

  • grant or a provisional grant of a licence
  • renewal of an existing licence
  • variation – confirmation of Provisional Licence

No reduction will be given for other application types.

Request for a reduced fee application form (Word)*

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