Sets out considerations that apply to the exercise of powers of entry.
The code provides guidance and sets out considerations that apply to the exercise of powers of entry including, where appropriate, the need to minimise disruption to business. It will ensure greater consistency in the exercise of powers of entry, and greater clarity for those affected by them, while upholding effective enforcement.
It is presented to Parliament pursuant to Section 48(1)(a) of the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012.
Following the approval of Parliament, the code will come into force on 6 April 2015.