FOI Disclosure Log

Customer Request Details

06 October 2021

Please tell us the general subject of your request (e.g. Burials paid for by the council)
I would like information on how I can apply for permission to do beauty therapy in my home

Please provide full details of your request (e.g. Please provide details of the number of burials paid for by the council each year between 2001 and 2012)
I would like to do beauty treatments at my home


East Herts Council Response

22 October 2021

Thank you for your request for information, this has now been processed and the information that we hold is enclosed.

Unless you are undertaking a skin piercing activity (electrolysis or acupunture for example) then we would not register you.

If you are then more information on regiatration is available on our website -

The HSE would most likely be the enforcing authority for the business operating from home, so I recommend checking out their website for details of risk assessments, insurance and other health and safety items which will need to be covered to protect not only your health and safety, but also that of the clients.

The other issues to consider would be would planning permission be needed and how  you will  dispose of commercial waste (including sharps if appropriate).

If you have any queries or complaint about the processing of your request please do not hesitate to contact me.

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Alternatively for more information on the Freedom of Information Act contact the Information Commissioner at:

Information Commissioners Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane

Telephone 0303 123 1113


It is important that you include the above FOI reference number on all correspondence related to this request.


Thank you for your request.