Primary Authority

Primary Authority is where a business can form a legal partnership with a local authority who will deal with regulatory compliance issues.

Primary Authority was established by the Regulatory and Enforcement Sanctions Act 2008.

Any business, charity or other organisation that satisfies the criteria can join the scheme.

The scheme doesn't allow Primary Authorities to make a profit from these partnerships so the Better Regulation Delivery Office (BRDO) audits all partnerships.


In-depth guidance to Primary Authority is available on the GOV.UK website.

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If you would like further information on developing a partnership with us please contact us.