A premises needs to be registered in order to sell goods by competitive bidding (public auction). One-day charity event auctions are exempt, and in this case, proof of charity status is required.
It is a criminal offence to hold an auction without registering and, if convicted, you could be given a £5,000 fine.
If your application is unsuccessful, you may appeal to a magistrates' court within 21 days of the decision.
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