Guidance

Primary Authority overview

Background information on the scheme.

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Primary Authority overview

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Primary Authority is a means for businesses to receive assured and tailored advice on meeting environmental health, trading standards or fire safety regulations through a single point of contact. This ensures start-ups get it right at the outset and enables all businesses to invest with confidence in products, practices and procedures, knowing that the resources they devote to compliance are well spent.

This booklet - first published in December 2013 - summarises the main features of Primary Authority and now includes the six steps a business needs to take to set up a direct partnership.

This montage of images around the Primary Authority logo shows people at work: an electrician, carpenter, baker, barista, printer, plumber and people in two offices.
Published 4 December 2017
Last updated 4 December 2017 + show all updates
  1. Booklet revised to include brief details on the measures to extend and simplify the scheme being introduced on 1 October 2017 under the Enterprise Act 2016.
  2. First published.