Do I need a permit or licence to hand out leaflets in my local high street?
You may need a licence to hand out leaflets so you will need to contact your local council to ask the question.
We have recently contacted a local council regarding this and have been told that no licence is needed to hand out leaflets, however, if this is within private property, you will need permission from the owner or manager of the shopping centre.
If you are selling anything or collecting money you will need a licence. A list of council websites can be found here.