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Cabinet Decision: 8th September 2011
Title of Item/Report
Regulatory Services Enforcement Policy - Proposed Revisions
Record of the Decision
Cabinet considered a report relating to a review of the Council's Regulatory Services Enforcement Policy.

It was explained that Regulatory Services could be defined as those services that might, from time to time, institute criminal proceedings against individuals as a consequence of fulfilling the authority's statutory functions. Those included Trading Standards and Licensing, Environmental Health, Building Control, Waste Management, Car Parking functions etc. In April 2003 Cabinet approved a combined Regulatory Services Enforcement Policy for the authority (minute 1287) and this was revised in November 2006.

The Council was required, as part of the concordat, to publish its enforcement policy for its regulatory services, to monitor compliance with the policy and to keep it under review. The opportunity had been taken to review the policy in the light of both changing legislation/duties and current best practice. Consultation had taken place on the proposed revised policy by means of a public notice in a local newspaper and via the Trading Standards & Licensing website. No comments had been received on the proposed revised document.

The proposed revised Regulatory Services Enforcement Policy was provided to members.

RESOLVED that the proposed revised policy be approved.
Reasons for the Decision
This authority formally adopted the Enforcement Concordat in August 2001. The Authority is required, as part of the concordat, to publish, and keep under review, its enforcement policy for its regulatory services. The proposed revised policy statement follows a review and consultation exercise to update the policy.
Alternative Options Considered and Rejected
Declared (Cabinet Member) Conflicts of Interest
Details of any Dispensations
Not applicable
Date and Time by which Call In must be executed
Midnight on Friday 16 September 2011

Date of Publication: 12 September 2011

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