Primary Authority Partnership scheme

Primary Authority Partnership scheme

If your business is based in Central Bedfordshire and also trades outside the county, the Primary Authority Partnership scheme could save you time, money and make it simpler to deal with regulations.

It allows a legally recognised partnership between your business and ourselves which can simplify your relationship with all the local authorities you deal with. It gives you a single point of contact, and lets you take advantage of our expertise and advice to deal with all regulatory issues. The following points can be guaranteed:

  • you will be working with a single local authority which knows your business
  • we will be the single point of contact with other local authority regulators and liaise with national regulators
  • we will provide appropriate regulatory advice which is robust and reliable and must be followed by other local authorities
  • no enforcement action will be taken against your business without us being notified and enforcement action can be blocked
  • we will lead and co-ordinate all regulatory action regarding your business, making this an effective way to improve and maintain your compliance

We can also:

  • provide staff training
  • review your policies, procedures and systems, e.g. food safety management system
  • audit your operating procedures / systems
  • audit your business compliance
  • review and analysis of data to assist your business planning

How to join the scheme

The Primary Authority Partnership Scheme is open to any business, charity or other organisation that either:

  • is regulated by two or more local authorities for a relevant function
  • has arranged to share compliance activities with at least one other business, when the businesses are collectively regulated by more than one local authority for a relevant function

Relevant functions include health and safety, food safety, licensing and trading standards services. You can read the full list here.

For further information, please read the Better Regulation Delivery Officer (BRDO) leaflet Impact for Business (link opens in new window).
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If you are interested in developing a partnership with Central Bedfordshire Council, please read the Central Bedfordshire Primary Authority Policy (PDF 154.8KB) , or contact the Primary Authority Lead Officer on 0300 300 5060.

Contact us

Tel: 0300 300 5060

Downloads

Primary Authority Flyer (PDF 178.3KB)

CBC Primary Authority Policy (PDF 154.8KB)
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