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Posted by: Charlene Quincey, 15 Mar 2011 12:50PM
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Newly Qualified - Legal Requirements

I have just qualified in Massage Techniques (ITEC Level 3) and would like to set up a Mobile Service. I am just not sure what the next step is with regards to legal requirements of running this sort of business. I have arranged membership and insurance with CTha but what else do I need? DO I need to register as a company and do I need a massage licence. What happens if I do it for 3 months and it doesn't work out or I get a job in a spa etc. Any advice would be appreciated as I don't want to start on the wrong foot? Many thanks Charlene


Sandra Mary Smith
15 Mar 2011 1:05PM

Hi Charlene, Iv recentley set up as a mobile therapist and like you am a bit bewildered with it all. Regarding the licence I advise you to get in touch with your local borough council, they should have information regarding special treatment licences on their web site.. After reading what my council were requiring (no licence required for mobile therapists) I emailed them asking them to clarify my needing a licence. That way I have it in writing for my records. Bear in mind each council has there own rule and requirements which is why you need to check with your own . Hope that helps a bit. Good luck Sandra
Nikki Watson
15 Mar 2011 1:44PM

Hi Charlene and Sandra I've just set up too! I wouldadvise you to get in touch with both Business Links and HMRC as they can offer you a lot of free help and advice. I've found them both extremely helpful and supportive. Good luck to both of you Nikki Watson
Sandra Mary Smith
15 Mar 2011 1:49PM

Thanks Nikki, Yes, I would echo your advice also re HMRC ! and businesslink. Im attending my second HMRC workshop tomorrow morning . Good luck to you too ! Sandra
Giuseppe Tomaselli
15 Mar 2011 4:07PM

Charlene Quincey
15 Mar 2011 4:31PM

Thanks to all who replied to my query. You have all been very helpful and informative. Wow this forum is great! Best regards, Charlene
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