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Local Government Act 2003

Schedule 6: Regulation of cosmetic skin piercing and skin-colouring businesses

367.Schedule 6 introduces transitional provisions to accompany section 120. The Schedule provides that:


the amendment does not by itself alter the descriptions of persons and premises already registrable under section 15 of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982 for tattooing, ear piercing and electrolysis.


the amendment does not affect pending local authority resolutions to apply section 15 of the 1982 Act in their area.


where a local authority has already resolved that section 15 of the 1982 Act should be brought into force in their area for tattooing, ear piercing and electrolysis the local authority will nevertheless be able to apply the registration and byelaws regime to cosmetic piercing and semi-permanent skin-colouring.


a person and business already registered for ear piercing shall be counted as registered for cosmetic piercing until cosmetic body piercing is subsequently provided when a new registration would be required.

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