Special treatment licence fees

Part of: Massage and special treatment licences

Treatment classes

Your licence fee depends on the class of treatments offered.

Class 1

  • Aromatherapy
  • Body massage
  • Cosmetic Body Piercing
  • Jacuzzi
  • Lasers
  • Microblading
  • Sauna
  • Shiatsu
  • Skin Colouring/ Semi Permanent Makeup
  • Spar Bath
  • Steam Bath
  • Steam Chamber
  • Tattooing

Class 2

  • Acupressure 
  • Cathiodermie 
  • Chiropractice 
  • Facials (only as part of massage) 
  • Faradic 
  • Floatation 
  • Fruit juice treatment 
  • Galvanic 
  • Infrared 
  • Liposuction 
  • Mole removal 
  • Moxibustion 
  • Osteopathy 
  • Reflexology 
  • Sclerotherapy 
  • Spider veins 
  • Sun beds  
  • Thread vein treatment 
  • Ultra-high frequency 
  • Wrapping/envelopment 

Class 3

  • Acupuncture
  • Electro acupuncture
  • Electrolysis

Class 4

  • Ear piercing
  • Manicure
  • Nail extension
  • Nose piercing
  • Pedicure

Application and annual fees

Treatment class Applicant's fee

Fee for each additional person giving treatment

Class 1

£665 £484

Class 2

£665 £125

Class 3

£250 £119

Class 4

£188 £107

Please note: If you offer 2 or more classes of treatment, the maximum applicant’s fee you will pay is £543. 

Licence variation, occasional licence and licence transfer fees

Treatment class Licence variation Occasional licence Licence transfer
Class 1 £484 £332.50 £332.50
Class 2 £125 £332.50 £332.50
Class 3 £119 £125 £125
Class 4 £107 £94 £94

Copy of licence

If you need a copy of your licence, please contact us.

The fee is £10.50.


If an annual licence has been sought but the licence is granted or renewed for a shorter period, we will issue an appropriate refund.

Licence cancellation

If you want to cancel your annual licence, a pro-rata refund of the fee will be made.

A refund will be made for each full month that remains on the licence.

£214 will be taken from your refund to cover our costs in dealing with the licence application.

The refund will be calculated from the date we receive the licence.

If our costs in dealing with the application are higher than the refund due, no refund will be made.

Licence application withdrawn or refused

If you withdraw your application for an annual licence or it is refused you will be refunded the application fee less £214 to cover our costs.

If the application fee is less than £214, no refund will be made.

Contact the licensing team