The legal power to grant a license to conduct business in a certain area falls under the responsibility of the government of London. Businesses can legally operate in London after getting a Business license by the London Government, because the license gives it the authorization to start a business in a certain category. The City of London issues its business licenses based on what type of business you wish to run and it is up to the owner to choose which is best for him or her. There are actually several different licenses depending on the type of business including alcohol licenses, out door food services licenses, massage license and others. For example you may need a liquor license in case you want to open a bar or pub and a separate license if you want to service clients on tables and chairs on the sidewalk.
When looking for a business license then visit the relevant Government agencies to check out which license is required for specific business, because there are licensing requirements for all government levels like federal, regional, state and local.
Things required for license
Each license will have its own requirements but in general you will require the following:
1) A State license is required for business
2) Business tax ID number
3) Personal social security number
4) The industry and operations of your business
5) Physical location of your business.
6) Personal information as a business owner
7) Business name
There are some agencies working in London which can help you to get a license and register you business under the authority of London Government.
Copyright Licensing Agency Ltd
Artistic License Agency
Golden Goose Ltd
Copyright Promotions Licensing Group
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The Licensing Agency
When you visit the relevant agency of your business, the agency will guide and give you details for the license requirements for your business. The agency will also provide you the application form regarding your business.
Fees of business license will be submitted along with your application forms to the agency, which depends upon the type of license you need. It can be paid by check or cash if the application is completed online then there is also an option to pay via credit card.
Collection of License
After the approval of application the License will be mailed to you or you can collect it from the respective Agency.