The Regulatory Reform (Scotland) Act 2014 creates a legal framework for implementation of Primary Authority arrangements relating to the Devolved Regulatory responsibilities of Local Authorities in Scotland.
Primary Authority allows a business, operating in two or more local authorities, to form a partnership with one local authority in order to receive tailored advice and support in relation to a range of regulations. Primary authority helps ensure local regulation is consistent and delivers efficiencies for both business and regulators.
The consultation on Primary Authority Partnerships relating to the Devolved Regulatory Responsibility of Local Authorities in Scotland sought views on proposals and options for the scope of a primary authority scheme in Scotland and how it would operate in practice. These aspects are of vital importance to ensure that primary authority partnerships in Scotland deliver concurrently for the local community and business. The closing date for responses was 25 June 2015 these are the responses to that public consultation.