Several enquirers have commented that they could not see how the CQC could possibly close down a practice. "How can they stop me trading? Are you telling me that they will physically board up my front door?" The CQC's job is to protect the public and they would only use sanctions where they feel it necessary.

If they suspended your trading licence or asked you to close down, they will have good reasons for this, most likely because they believe that you are in effect a danger to the public. Make no mistake, they have the powers of enforcement.

If you continue to trade in defiance then although the inspectors might not actually come to nail boards to your door, putting offenders behind bars is equally effective.

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