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After your initial planning to start up a retail stall holders or market stall business your head is probably full of new ideas, new products and plans on how you are going to make money at selling a wide range of products, but before you go any further you need to take time to read this very important section. This is the most important step under our start-up a stall holders or market stall business section.
Your new stall holders business will probably be selling several items from a wide range of products varying from food produce and gardening equipment to children's cuddly toys and designer clothing. Many items will have their own related safety, food hygiene, weights & measures and product labelling regulations which will need to be understood and how they effect your new stall holders business. Selling items that comply with all regulations should be your number one priority with your new stall holders business.
This area is aimed at providing you with general advice and pointers to help you when setting up a new stall holders or market stall business. We strongly advise that all persons considering starting a new stall holders or market stall business should contact manufacturers and relevant bodies mentioned throughout the following pages for all up to date legislation and information on any of the topics covered throughout this section. Free consumer safety publications, labelling information and up to date news covering all aspects of retail stall holders regulations are available from government information websites.    


Important step
Safety regulations are in place to protect the public from possible risks.
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Regulations will or may apply to some goods that you sell.
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Trading standards
Follow our good practice guide to sell within the law.
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Tax and VAT
Have you notified official departments of your change to self employment?
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Insurance cover
Liability cover for businesses is required by law.
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Local councils
Register your new business with your local council.
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