Policy Environmental Health Enforcement Policy

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20. Home Authority Principle/ Lead Authority Partnership

15.1    East Devon District Council is committed to the Home Authority Principle/ Lead Authority Partnership and will seek to promote them in accordance with the guidance issued by the Local Authority Coordinating Body on Food and Trading Standards and the Health and Safety Executive.

15.2    The purpose of the scheme is to help businesses avoid contraventions of food and health and safety laws by officers from this Council offering advice, at source, and encouraging any other enforcement authority to work in liaison with East Devon District Council on enforcement issues concerning that business.  These arrangements, however, can only be made where the head office is located within the District and the company has made an approach for Home/ Lead Authority liaison.