The cost of getting a licence for dozens of businesses in North East Lincolnshire– from zoos to betting shops – is set to go up.
The council has released its proposed fees for all manner of licences over the next year.
People running various businesses, from doggie daycare centres and bingo halls to sex shops and scrap metal collections, are required to get the official licence to ensure they are fit and are following the law.
Even some private activities, like owning a dangerous wild animal, need a licence.
Not surprisingly, some of these ventures are not cheap to get approval for, with opening a zoo and running a sex cinema having a particularly high cost.
North East Lincolnshire Council has released its proposed fees over the next year to cover the cost of reviewing and administering licences.
If you have ever dreamed of opening your own zoo or a dog kennels, here is what it would cost to get approved.
Keeping dangerous wild animals – £429
Zoos – £936
Home boarding of dogs – £411
Arranging home boarding of dogs – £460 plus £244 per additional host
Day care of dogs – £392
Animal boarding – £440
Dog breeding – £538
Hiring out horses – £538
Sales of animals – £431
Exhibiting or performing animals – £411
Sex entertainment venues
Sex entertainment venues with live performances – £1794
Sex cinemas – £1794
Sex shops – £1794
Bingo premises – £987
Adult gaming centre – £987
Family entertainment centre – £987
Betting premises – £987
Scrap metal dealers
Site licence – £560
Additional sites – £312 each
Collector licence – £400
New drivers licence (three years) – £282
Vehicle inspection – £39
The new fees will go to the Licensing and Community Protection Committee for confirmation on Tuesday, March 15.
If approved, the new costs would come into force some time in 2022.