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BREAKING NEWS - 26 May 2016

PEDLARS BEWARE - Local Authorities are attempting to write their own powers to subvert the National Pedlars Act that protects the Right to Private Trade in Public

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Pedlars launched this website in 2007 dedicated to not-for-profit publishing of information, resources and communications about pedlary. It provides a resource centre for all concerned with pedlary.

It regularly provides “update alerts” to its readership and recognises severe limitations for those pedlars who neither read nor write because pedlary for them remains an oral tradition.

The several researchers at prepare contributions and articles in response to issues arising whilst acknowledging the fundamental principle of pedlary being “individual” unfettered by any membership or organisation claiming to be the voice of pedlars.

Sensitivities about pedlary and any proposal to repeal the Pedlars Act, though dismissed as “emotive” by adversaries to pedlary, are supported by the many pedlars who endorse in writing the work of

Errors and Omissions are inevitable and we welcome contributions that correct or challenge any text.



The Principle of the Pedlars Act provides common law privilege to any eligible pedestrian person to trade with complete freedom based on any simple individual contract within any part of the UK.


Government BIS attack on the civil liberty of free trade:

21 August 2013 update re government so-called consultation:

Why would government consider destroying such a wonderful direct protection of freedom and liberty for individual and society?
With what purpose does government consider repealing such social and humane liberty?
This government refuses to make its case and intends using bulldozer powers called a Statutory Instrument.

With the fallacious pretense of providing greater freedoms to pedlars, ministers intend imprisoning pedlars under local authority sanction/regulation/licence/shut-down... a remedy that kills the patient.
BIS policy undermines Crown authority of unhindered free trade and harms consumers by providing councils with monopoly powers to limit free trade and fair competition.  

Questions have been asked of the British government... with a reply of deafening silence.


The Principle of the Pedlars Act:

Pedlars are lawful street traders but regulation differs under the authority of a "certificate" or "licence".

A "certificate" is issued by the Crown. A "licence" by local authority.
The Pedlars Act simply allows a person to step out of doors to go about and meet up with any other person within public law and order.
The Pedlars Act provides a person with a Certificate of good intent... bona-fides.
A certificate attests to honest intent by a person offering to trade any goods/services [or other] in good faith.
The pedlar may simply offer conversation or immediately complete a private contract about either goods or services that satisfies both parties.
Local legislation for "licensed" static street traders provides pedlars with "exemption from that regulation" whilst "acting as a certificated pedlar".

The Pedlars Act is the most allowing and enabling piece of legislation on the UK statute book... is available gratis to some 50 million people.

We at are the few defending the many.


Act now to help us STOP ignorant government treachery.



latest articles:

BREAKING NEWS - 26 May 2016 - Local PSPOs attempt to subvert National Pedlars Act - read more

Swindon PSPO prohibition - 26 January 2016 - read more

Oxford PSPO affects pedlary - 25 November 2015 - read more

BREAKING NEWS - 5 December 2015 - First Pedlar Event in London for 144 years - video links to conference

BREAKING NEWS - 16 October 2014 - Government Concedes - PEDLARS ACT Survives - read more

Metropolitan Police on-line info rebuttal - 1 August 2014 - read more

Avon & Somerset police - Pedlars Notice rebuttal - 6 August 2014 - read more

House of Commons Notes - argument for withdrawl - 4 July 2014 - read more

Parliament misled by corrupt use of language - 13 January 2014 - read more

Official Conduct at BIS - 1 January 2014 - read more

House of Commons Library Update: Pedlars - 18 December 2013 - read more

Official Conduct at BIS - 15 November 2013 - read more

Stakeholder Meeting at BIS - 6 November 2013 - read more

HC Library Reference Paper SN/HA/5693 rebuttal - 5 November 2013 - read more

Communications with BIS - 29 October 2013 - read more

Policy to Ignore - 2 July 2013 - read more

Principle of the Pedlars Act - 21 August 2013 - see above update

Pedlars 2nd reply to consultation URN12/605 - 2 April 2013 - read more

Office of Fair Trading OFT - David Chapman - 27 March 2013 - read more

EU Recognition of Professional Status - read more

EU Consultation - 4 February 2013 - live link

THIRD OPTION - 27 January 2013 - live link

Letter to Editor - 27 January 2013 - read more

Briefing and Questions to HMG re BIS Consultation - 11 January 2013 - read more

Q & A: BIS invite views but have already made decision?  - 6 Jan 2013 - read more

Question about Designations - 4 January 2013 - read more

Parallels - EU recognition of the Profession of Pedlary - 4 December 2012 - read more

HMG declares WAR on centuries old Common Law - 23 November 2012 - read more

Briefing to Vince Cable outlining Problem & Solution - 29 September 2012 - read more

Communications with BIS re URN11/542 policy - on-going - read more

Parliamentary Written Questions - House of Lords - 15 June 2012 - read more

Regulation of Street Traders & Pedlars - House of Commons SN05692 - read more

Street Trading and Pedlary Law - proposed amendment to statute - 6 June 2012 - read more

HL Paper 242 - 21 December 2011 - read more

Press Release - 23 December 2011 - read more

Press Release - 2 December 2011 - read more

Objections to Select Committee procedure - 24 November 2011 - read more

Formal Complaint to European Parliament - 18 November 2011 - read more

Submission to Opposed Bill Committee HLords - 3 November 2011 - read more

Letter to BIS re Services Directive - 8 October 2011 - read more

Letter to BIS re Judicial Review - 7 October 2011 - read more

Letter to BIS re Ministers Letter - 30 September 2011 - read more

Press Release - 17 July 2011 - read more

Letter to Ministers at BIS - 27 June 2011 - read more

Pedlar questions on BIS report - 11 May 2011 - read more

Letter to the BBC - 2 February 2011 - read more



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