Unlocking the potential of Primary Authority
- Regulatory Delivery and Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy
- Part of:
- Business regulation
- First published:
- 13 February 2017
This consultation closes at
We are seeking views on unlocking the potential of Primary Authority by implementing the Enterprise Act 2016.
Primary Authority enables businesses to obtain consistent advice on compliance with regulation, in a tailored and cost-effective manner, from local authorities. The scheme began in April 2009 and has since been extended to include more areas of regulation and allow more businesses to participate.
Following a review of Primary Authority and public consultation, the Enterprise Act 2016 further extends and simplifies the scheme, with effect from 1 October 2017.
This consultation includes a draft statutory instrument containing the details needed to effect the changes. It also outlines proposals to replace the ‘categories’ system which determines the scope of partnerships and underpins the current administration of Primary Authority.
More information is available on Citizen Space.
It is important to note that this is not a consultation on the policy changes that are laid down in the Enterprise Act 2016.
Ways to respond
Published: 13 February 2017