Information on regulation, licensing, trading standards, public and environmental health, food safety and planning for business in the borough.


  • About regulation

    Information about regulations for the running of a business or enterprise with details on advice and guidance.

  • Licensing

    Information on licensing premises used for the sale of alcohol, entertainment, late night refreshment, gambling, special treatments, and various other activities.

  • Tables and chairs on the highway

    Advice on starting a catering businesses and how to apply for consent to place tables and chairs on the highway.

Trading standards

Food safety

  • What we do

    Information on the Food Safety Team who offer advice and take formal action to make sure that businesses comply with legal requirements.

  • Food safety inspections and enforcement

    Information on how the Council keeps a check on food safety in the borough

  • Food alerts

    Information about food alerts which are issued by the Food Standards Agency when food products should not be sold.

  • Food complaints

    Information on issues related to food complaints including how to make a complaint about the Food Safety team and typical food complaints.

  • Food Hygiene Rating

    Information about the food hygiene rating scheme which is run by the borough in partnership with the Food Standards Agency.

  • Food poisoning

    Information on food poisoning including symptoms, common causes and ways to prevent the spread of infection.

  • Food standards

    Information on food standards including advice for businesses and legislation.

  • Imported foods

    Guidance for food businesses on foods imported into the European Union and the regulations in place to control the import and sale of food.

  • Approved premises

    Information for certain food businesses who will require approval from the Council before they start trading and how to apply.

  • Private water supplies

    Information about requirements of private water supplies including the need to carry out water sampling and risk assessments.

  • Starting a food business

    Information on how to register a food business which is free and can be done online or by post and enables the Council to give advice to food business operators.

  • Allergens and labelling

    Guidance on allergens and labelling from The Food Information Regulations 2014. They apply to all businesses supplying food to the public.

  • Healthier Catering Commitment

    Healthy Catering Commitment, Healthy Catering Commitment Award scheme for food outlets which offer healthier food options

  • Frequently asked questions about food safety

    Information on food safety including details about food safety regulations and what is needed to open a food business.

  • Food Safety A to Z

    Check out the A - Z of food safety to ensure that the food you, store, prepare and sell is safe to eat.

  • Food Safety Training Courses

    A list of training courses in Food Safety and Allergy Awareness provided by the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, including available dates and prices.

Health and Safety