Hypnotism Application

If you give an exhibition, demonstration or performance of hypnotism in the South Somerset area you will need to apply for a licence.

Licence summary

Hypnotism in accordance with the Hypnotism Act 1952 (as amended) is defined as mesmerism or any similar act or process which produces or is intended to produce in any other person any form of induced sleep or trance in which the susceptibility of the mind of that person to suggestion or direction is increased or intended to be increased, but does not include hypnotism, mesmerism or any such similar act or process which is self induced.


Eligibility criteria

None


Regulation summary

A summary of the eligibility criteria for this licence

Amendments to the Hypnotism Act 1952

Application evaluation process

Applications must be sent to the licensing authority for the area where the premises are located.  There is no fee for this licence outside of the London Borough Council.


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, which is subject to the submission of all information required. The timescale is 28 days after receipt of a valid application.

If you are submitting this application by post tacit consent will only apply when the business can show proof of delivery from the Post Office or recognised courier.

Timescales for processing an application do not start until all the necessary information has been received in full.


How to apply

 

You can apply by completing the following:


Failed application redress

Please contact your Local Authority in the first instance.

The Licensing Manager
Licensing Service
South Somerset District Council
The Council Offices
Brympton Way
Yeovil
Somerset
BA20 2HT

Telephone: 01935 462462

Contact us online


Applicant redress

In the first instance please contact:

The Licensing Manager
Licensing Service
South Somerset District Council
The Council Offices
Brympton Way
Yeovil
Somerset
BA20 2HT

Telephone: 01935 462462

Contact us online


Appeals

There is no statutory right of appeal for a refused application, the only method of redress would be by Judicial Review in the High Court.


Consumer complaint

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 a letter (with proof of delivery). If that has not worked, if you are located in the UK contact Consumer Direct for advice.  From outside the UK contact the UK European Consumer Centre.


Other redress

Please contact:

The Licensing Manager
Licensing Service
South Somerset District Council
The Council Offices
Brympton Way
Yeovil
Somerset
BA20 2HT

Telephone: 01935 462462

Contact us online

 


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