House-to-House Collections Licence
To carry out house-to-house collections for charitable purposes in England and Wales you need a licence from the local authority.
Applications must be in the form prescribed by the local authority. You must be a fit and proper person.
A summary of the regulation relating to this licence - go to Office of Public Sector Information (OPSI) website.
Application Evaluation Process
No provision in the legislation.
Will Tacit Consent Apply?
Yes. This means that you will be able to act as though your application is granted if you have not heard from the local authority by the end of the target completion period.
Failed Application Redress
Please contact your Local Authority in the first instance. You have the right to appeal to the Minister for the Cabinet Office. Appeals must be lodged within 14 days of the refusal.
Licence Holder Redress
Please contact your Local Authority in the first instance. You have the right to appeal to the Minister for the Cabinet Office. Appeals must be lodged within 14 days of the decision.
No fee is required for a house-to-house collection permit.
We would always advise that in the event of a complaint the first contact is made with the trader by you - preferably in the form of a letter (with proof of delivery). If that has not worked, if you are located in the UK, Advice Guide will give you advice. From outside the UK contact the UK European Consumer Centre
For example, about noise, pollution, etc. Also should one licence holder complain about another.