Trading Standards draft enforcement policy consultation

Our Trading Standards draft enforcement policy consultation ran from 24 September to 21 October 2018.

This consultation has now closed.

Why we consulted

Trading standards carries out a range of enforcement action in the county. This year we have been working more closely with Norfolk County Council Trading Standards with the aim of developing a joined-up approach to enforcement including for cross border crime.

A revised Enforcement Policy (PDF, 222KB) has now been produced which includes proposed changes arising from this review, and to reflect changes to other legislation and guidance. This policy also includes an appendix on breaches of vehicle weight limits and weight restrictions, and on the Council’s Sports Ground enforcement policy.

Background

There is a legal context to the way we can use our enforcement powers. In 2014 the Regulators’ Code was published which provides a clear framework for us to work to. The code covers things like how we develop and implement our service standards, policies and legal procedures, and sets out what we must include in our policy.

We want to make sure the Enforcement Policy is clear and that businesses and other stakeholders understand it. We’d like your thoughts and ideas to help us review and develop our policy.