However, help is also available from your local regulators based in the four Black Country Councils – contact the Black Country Growth Hub with any queries you have about compliance.
The purpose of your local Regulatory services, which includes environmental health, trading standards and licensing, is to protect the public, consumers, businesses and communities.
Amongst a wide range of services, they provide public protection in relation to a range of environmental health issues, such as improving air quality, controlling noise and protecting the integrity of the food chain.
They also play an important role supporting local businesses and boosting local economic growth by helping them understand and comply with controls. Their role also includes tackling the rogue businesses that undermine reputable businesses like yours and damage consumer confidence.
Some authorities also support the Primary Authority initiative, which offers businesses the opportunity to form a legally recognised partnership with one local authority, to provide robust and reliable advice for other regulators to consider when carrying out inspections or dealing with non-compliance.