Businesses should be able to rely on the environmental health, licensing and trading standards advice received from local authorities, in the knowledge that it is expert opinion, applicable across the UK, and a secure basis for investment and operational decisions.
Primary Authority gives companies the right to form a statutory partnership with a single local authority, which then provides robust and reliable advice for other councils to take into account when carrying out inspections or dealing with non-compliance. It is the gateway to simpler, more successful local regulation.
- It is the most effective means for councils to deliver support to businesses, through impact partnerships.
- It can increase the prosperity of communities.
- It can offer protection for vulnerable consumers and traders facing unfair competition.
Primary Authority was launched on 6 April 2009. Its operation is a statutory responsibility of LBRO. Our role is to register partnerships, issue guidance and resolve disputes.
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Listen to business leaders and local authority officers describe the benefits they get from Primary Authority. Three short podcasts are hosted on You Tube. Please note that LBRO is not responsible for the content of external websites.
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