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Regulatory Services Enforcement Policy

The Regulation and Enforcement Division of Birmingham City Council consists of a variety of service areas; each one has significant responsibility for enforcing criminal and civil legislation relevant to its area of work.

The Legislative and Regulatory Reform Act 2006 requires us to publish an Enforcement Policy which we review annually. The policy commits Regulation and Enforcement to good enforcement practice and describes what businesses, or indeed anyone, can expect in terms of when and how our officers take legal action.

The service areas that are particularly affected by the policy are:-

Environmental Health

Trading Standards

Licensing

A copy of our current Enforcement Policy can be viewed at:-
http://www.birmingham.gov.uk/regulatoryenforcementpolicy

A consultation on the enforcement policy closed on 18 February and the policy was approved by the Licensing and Public Protection Committee at their meeting on 20 March 2013.

On request the policy can be made available on tape, in braille or large type.

Our Traders Prosecuted web pages provide details on the more recent cases which have ben before the courts.

You can request advice or assistance on Trading Standards issues by contacting the Citizens Advice consumer helpline on 03454040506 or visiting www.adviceguide.org.uk