Regulatory Services Workshop

October 19, 2010 by

Friday 19th November

Guildhall, London

The Association of Chief Trading Standards Officers, ACTSO, is inviting the wider Regulatory Services community to the above event.   Please see the documents below for further details:



Booking Form

Supporting Business Event – Feedback Please

October 19, 2010 by

Thanks to everyone who came along to York last week for the joint event with LBRO.  All feedback will be most welcome.  Please email completed feedback forms to

Supporting Business Event Feedback Form

Steering Group Minutes

October 12, 2010 by

The minutes from Steering Group 7, held on Thursday 7th October, are now available below.  A copy of the presentation given by Rob Halford of EHMS is also provided.

Steering Group 7 Minutes

EHMS Presentation

Business Compliance Model Report – Greater Manchester

October 12, 2010 by

Alan Blundell, Head of Regulatory and Community Services, Wigan MBC, has kindly prepared the attached report as an introduction to the Greater Manchester Public Protection Partnership, Business Compliance Model. You will note in Alan’s report it mentions two websites, these are not currently live but will be in the near future. The links will actually lead to content which will be added by mid-November.

View the report

YoHr Regs Steering Group Meeting 7

September 30, 2010 by

The next Steering Group will be held at Westgate Plaza One, Barnsley on Thursday 7th October 2010, 10am.  The agenda for the meeting is available here.

Relevant Papers:

Q1 Programme Management Report

Minutes from the Previous Steering Group Meeting

If you have not been involved with the Steering Group but would like to know more please contact Richard Guthrie at or 0113 289 8221.

Yorkshire and Humber Regulators: Supporting Business

September 21, 2010 by

Regional Event – 14th October 2010

9.30am – 1.30pm, The Guildhall, York

You may recall a while ago I advised that the YoHr Regs team would be hosting a joint event with the Local Better Regulation Office (LBRO) on Thursday 14th October.   The theme of the event will be to consider how regulators can effectively support businesses in the current economic climate.

Aimed at decision makers and heads of Local Authority regulatory services, the flyer contains further details.

The event is free, finishing with lunch to allow time for networking with colleagues.  

Can you please let me know if you plan to attend as numbers will be needed in advance to make necessary catering arrangements.

Suzanne Simmons

Tel – 0113 383 6431

Email –

Civica User Group Minutes

September 17, 2010 by

The minutes of the Civica User Group are now available.   There is also a link to the IT Procurement Report below which has been posted before but was mentioned at the meeting.

Minutes of the Civica User Group meeting held on 6th September 2010

IT Procurement Report

LBRO Shared Learning Seminar

September 10, 2010 by

Sharing innovative service models to deliver better regulation in two-tier and unitary areas.

12th October 2010

10.30am – 3.30pm

Birmingham, venue TBC

LBRO are hosting a seminar for leaders and managers of regulatory services to share learning from the creation of the nine new unitary authorities and the establishment in Worcestershire of a joint regulatory service serving seven authorities.

For more information please see the letter below from Graham Russell.

LBRO Shared Learning Seminar Flyer

If you would like to attend and have not already registered please email Emma Morgan – – by Friday 17th September.

OFT launches the Sale of Goods Act hub

September 9, 2010 by

The Office of Fair Trading has launched the Sale of Goods Act (SOGA) hub which is now available at

Developed in consultation with retailers, Trading Standards, trade associations and business support organisations, the hub provides comprehensive and up to date guidance on the Sale of Goods Act.

The hub contains training materials which are available to access online or to download in a variety of formats.  You can also print and save, add your own branding, copy and paste into your existing documents or link to them via your website or intranet.

There are a range of promotional materials to help disseminate materials to staff, businesses or members which will help introduce, remind and embed the training.

The guide below is to assist with promoting the hub and contains information about the hub and ideas and templates for PR and online activity.
Guide to promoting the SOGA hub
Queries about the hub or any general feedback should be sent to 

Consumer Fireworks & the Law Training Course

September 1, 2010 by



West Yorkshire Trading Standards Service has organised a one day training course on the enforcement of firework safety and storage law, as well as other related legislation.

The course is provided in association with Black Cat Fireworks, The British Fireworks Association and the Explosives Industry Group.

The course involves a morning theory session and an afternoon site tour and familiarisation session.

For full details including costs and to book places please see the course flyer.

Contact – Andrea McNeill; 0113 253 0241;