Consultation outcome

Farriers Registration Council: reform of governance and structure

This consultation was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

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Detail of outcome

We received 47 responses to this consultation.

Original consultation

This consultation ran from to


Seeking views on proposals to reform the governance, structure and operation of the Farriers Registration Council (FRC).

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Consultation description

This consultation seeks views on how the Farriers Registration Council (FRC) will work in the future. It outlines proposals which aim to overcome some practical difficulties and reduce the risk of legal challenge. It also seeks to modernise the council in line with other regulated professions and the principles of better regulation.

As part of the review we want to make sure that the decisions we make are fully informed by stakeholders’ views. This consultation will be of interest to those connected to the farriery profession.

Farriers are specialists in the foot care of horses and similar animals. The FRC is the statutory regulator for the farriery profession.