Animal welfare: reviewing animal establishments licensing in England
This consultation has concluded
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Detail of outcome
We have published a summary of the decisions we have made about changes to the licensing system for animal establishments in England. This follows our detailed consideration of the consultation responses.
Over the next few months, we will draft the regulations to make the changes and work with stakeholders to develop supporting information.
Detail of feedback received
We received 1,709 responses to this consultation.
This consultation ran from
Seeking views on plans to simplify and update the licensing system for animal establishments in England.
This consultation was held on another website.
We want to know what you think about our plans to update the licensing system for animal establishments in England. This includes the licensing schemes for pet shops, animal boarding, riding schools and dog breeding.
We expect these changes to modernise the animal licensing system by reducing the administrative burden on local authorities. They will also simplify the application and inspection process for businesses, as well as maintain and improve existing animal welfare standards.
Published: 20 December 2015
Updated: 2 February 2017
- Summary of decisions published, 'Review of animal establishments licensing in England: next steps'
- Summary of responses added.
- First published.