Make changes to your operating licence
You will need to tell us if something changes with your business. Some changes require a new version of your licence to be issued. If this happens you may also need to pay a fee.
Changes that affect your licence:
- adding or removing a licensed activity
- amending a licensed activity category up or down
- changing your head office address
- changing your operating name
- adding or removing trading names
- adding or removing someone from your licence (schedule X or schedule Y)
- adding, changing or removing a condition
Adding or removing a key person also requires a key event to be submitted.
Applications to vary an operating licence can take up to eight weeks to process, providing all required information is submitted with the application and all fees are paid. Fees can be paid using a credit or debit card when you submit your application.
Changes you can make online
You can make most changes online in eServices and pay any fees using a credit or debit card. In some cases your licence is issued when the changes are made and the fees are paid.
|Changing your head office address||£40 per licence|
|Adding or removing trading names||£40 per licence|
|Adding a licensed activity||25% of standard licence application fee|
|Fee category increase or decrease||£40|
|Removing a licensed activity||£40|
|Additions of a schedule X or schedule Y||£160 per person per licence. Where multiple licences are held, a £40 fee will be charged for any additional licences.|
Other changes you can make online
These changes do not require a fee to be paid.
- adding or removing domain names
- changing your business registered address
- changing your business correspondence address
Changes that cannot be made online
There are some changes that cannot be done online. These include:
- change of corporate control
- change of legal entity
- change of operating name
- adding, changing or removing conditions
You will need to submit these changes using the operating licence variation application form.
You will need to pay any fees for your application using BACS/Faster Payments which you can find on the paying fees page.
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Last updated: 19 July 2023
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