Primary Authority Changes
BOOK HERE: October 11th for the Primary Authority Seminar
There will be a lot to talk about this year with the simplification of the scheme on October 1st, transition arrangements for partnerships and the new PA Register.
This is very much the end of one era and the start of another in which Primary Authority will be available to help potentially any business in the UK, and provide a mechanism that local authorities can adapt to service their local needs and shape their communities.
Places are limited, so this year's seminar will be aimed chiefly at local authorities but there will be an opportunity to bring business guests.
We're formulating a packed agenda now, and it will include plenty of opportunity to put questions to the people behind the scheme, and to get insights in to new ways it might be used.
An important milestone has now been reached towards a step change in the delivery of local regulation through Primary Authority, with the publication of the following:
RD is working closely with primary authorities, coordinators and other stakeholders in the run-up to October 1st to ensure everyone is prepared for the upcoming changes to Primary Authority and is able to transition smoothly.
Factsheets on what you need to do
The RD team is currently contacting all primary authorities and coordinators to discuss the changes to Primary Authority and what they need to do to ensure their partnerships are ready for October 1st. RD has created bespoke factsheets to explain why the changes are needed and what individuals need to do.
Help shape the new Primary Authority Register
We are looking for volunteers from Local Authorities, Trade Associations and Businesses to help test our new Primary Authority Register.
Primary Authority in Wales
Policy areas which are devolved to the Welsh Government include food, agriculture, animal health, environment and public health. From 1st October businesses which trade in both England and Wales, that wish to benefit from Primary Authority in both nations for legislation relevant to the devolved policy areas, will need to partner with an English and a Welsh primary authority.
Regulatory Delivery wishes to encourage English and Welsh primary authorities to work together to provide a joined up service to their partner businesses. Details of Welsh primary authorities which are interested in working with English primary authorities are available here