Trading standards, environmental health and licensing teams work hard to support local businesses by helping to explain complex legislation and cut through the red tape associated with regulation.
Their work is fundamental to creating a level playing field in which responsible businesses can flourish and local communities remain protected from rogues.
Councils take a risk-based approach to working with industry, which ensures that resource is focused on working with higher risk activities and non-compliant businesses.
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The LGA has launched a ‘Vision for local regulation' which aims to recognise and build on the contribution local trading standards, environmental health and licensing teams can make to economic growth and job creation.
Regulation board papers
The Safer and Stronger Communities Board has responsibility for Local Government Association (LGA) activity in the promotion of the health and safety of local communities. Regulation and licensing are a regular feature in the agenda of the quarterly board meetings which can be found here. Below are the latest papers.
Update on regulatory service issues March 2014 (PDF, 4 pages, 176KB)
Discussion groups on Knowledge Hub
The LGA supports exchange of knowledge through confidential discussion groups: