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Primary Authority Partnership Scheme

The Primary Authority Partnership Scheme allows an eligible business to partner with a local authority in relation to regulatory compliance. The partnership is legally recognised, and the local authority becomes the business’s ‘primary authority’.

The statutory scheme makes the local regulation of businesses operating at multiple premises across the UK more consistent.

Primary authorities provide businesses with advice on compliance with the regulations that other local regulators must respect. They can produce an inspection plan to help a business improve the effectiveness of visits by local regulators. This can also underpin better sharing of information.

Regulators that can become primary authorities include county, district and unitary councils, and fire and rescue authorities.

Visit the GOV.UK website for more information on Primary Authority Partnerships.

Contact us if you are interested in developing a partnership with us.