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PIF receives go-ahead on petshop licensing scheme

 

The Pet Industry Federation (PIF) has announced its support to retail members in order to gain their pet shop licence.

PIF has just entered into a Primary Authority coordinated partnership with City of London Corporation, to support PIF retail members across England and Wales. This scheme is designed to standardise licensing and ensure businesses are not subjected to licensing officers imposing arbitrary conditions and wielding inappropriate control over their affairs.

Nigel Baker, chief executive said: “PIF believes that pet shops selling pets are the life-blood of the pet industry and when it is done well, they are a great place to educate new owners about responsible pet ownership.

“PIF retailers who sell pets go the extra mile in sourcing, caring for and passing on healthy pets to informed new owners, and they are subject to a rigorous licensing system to ensure that pets’ welfare remains paramount. For this reason, we have chosen to invest in a scheme that pays our bricks and mortar retail members’ dividends.”

The Primary Authority scheme is open to any current pet retail member of the Pet Industry Federation and does not incur any additional fees for the licence
Further details will be available shortly at www.petfederation.co.uk

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