Casual Trading Act, 1980

Casual trading.

2.—(1) Subject to subsection (2) of this section, “casual trading” means selling goods by retail at a place (including a public road) to which the public have access as of right or at any other place that is a casual trading area.

(2) Casual trading does not include—

(a) selling by auction (other than by Dutch auction) by the holder of a licence or permit for the time being in force under the Auctioneers and House Agents Acts, 1947 to 1973,

(b) selling of agricultural or horticultural produce (including livestock) by the producer thereof or his servants or agents acting as such,

(c) selling to a person at, or at a place adjacent to, the place where he resides or carries on business,

(d) selling of sweets, chocolate, confectionery, cooked foods (other than those cooked at the place of sale), fruit or non-alcoholic beverages or favours from a tray, basket, barrow, trolley or other similar device at an event to which the public are admitted, whether subject to or free of charge, or on the day on which, and at or in the immediate vicinity of the place at which, there takes place, such an event,

(e) selling of ice-cream (with or without wafers, biscuits or cornets), newspapers, periodicals, magazines or other printed matter or pious or religious objects,

(f) selling of fish by the person by whom, or a member of the crew of the boat from which, they were caught,

(g) selling in respect of which it is shown by the seller—

(i) that any profits therefrom are for use for charitable purposes or for other purposes from which no private profit is derived, and

(ii) that no remuneration, emolument, gain or profit will accrue to the seller or his servants or agents therefrom,

(h) selling at a market or fair held in pursuance of a market right.

(3) The Minister may, by regulations, amend subsection (2) of this section and that subsection shall have effect in accordance with any such regulations.