Animal Licence Guidance Notes & FAQs

The Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) Regulations 2018

The above regulations come into force on 1st October 2018 and will have an impact on establishments licensed under the previous animal welfare legislation. This includes those previously licensed as pet shops, catteries, kennels, home boarders, riding establishments, dog breeders and performing animals’ registrations.

The regulations can be viewed at

The following guidance and FAQs will provide more details of the new system of regulation.