Primary Authority Overview

Background information on the scheme.


Primary Authority Overview


Primary Authority is a means for businesses to receive assured and tailored advice on meeting regulations such as environmental health, trading standards or fire safety 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 summarises the main features of Primary Authority.

Published 4 December 2017
Last updated 29 October 2019 + show all updates
  1. Revised Primary Authority Overview booklet

  2. 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.

  3. First published.