Primary Authority


Regulators who are overseeing the operation of a Primary Authority partnership must understand and be able to apply the principles of partnership management, including setting clear objectives, liaising with the business to develop an agreed plan of activity, targeting resources in accordance with risk, and evaluating performance in a transparent manner. They must also know how to use Primary Authority Advice and inspection plans effectively to provide information and guidance to the business and enforcing authorities.

Core Learning Resources

  Primary Authority Overview

Better Regulation Delivery Office (BRDO), 2009

Summarises the changes that came into effect on 1 October 2013

  Primary Authority Statutory Guidance

BRDO, 2013

The framework for the operation of Primary Authority

  Primary Authority Handbook 

BRDO, 2013

Explains the operation of Primary Authority

  Primary Authority Register


Training Courses

  Primary Authority Training


Further Reading

  Background on Primary Authority


Page links to a list of relevant legislation