Local Government Association (LGA)

The LGA is the national voice of local government, working with councils to support, promote and improve local government.

Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA)

COSLA is the representative voice of Scottish local government, lobbying on behalf of Scotland's 32 councils.

Welsh Local Government Association (WGLA)

The Welsh Local Government Association represents the interests of local government and promotes local democracy in Wales.

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG)

MHCLG work to move decision-making power from central government to local councils, helping put communities in charge of planning, increasing accountability and helps citizens to see how their money is being spent

Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS)

The Office for Product Safety and Standards was created in January 2018 to enhance protections for consumers and the environment and drive increased productivity, growth and business confidence.

Office for Product Safety and Standards is part of the Department for Business and Trade - GOV.UK.

The Primary Authority scheme is a statutory scheme run by OPSS. It enables businesses to form a statutory partnership with a single Local Authority which then provides advice for other LAs to take into account when carrying out interventions or dealing with local non-compliance.

Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH)

The CIEH is a professional, awarding and campaigning body for environmental and public health and safety. It sets standards, accredits courses and qualifications for the education of members and other environmental health practitioners.

Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland (REHIS)

REHIS is the professional body representing environmental health in Scotland. It is an independent, self-financing organisation whose main objectives are for the benefit of the community to promote the advancement of Environmental Health.

The Chartered Trading Standards Institute (TSI)

The CTSI is a professional membership association formed in 1881. It represents trading standards professionals in the UK and overseas - in local authorities, the business and consumer sectors and in central government.

Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH)

IOSH is a professional health and safety membership organisation and acts as a voice of the profession, campaigning on issues that affect working people.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Accidents (RoSPA)

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents  is a registered charity for accident prevention in the UK and around the world. They promote safety and the prevention of accidents at work, at leisure, on the road, in the home and through safety education.

Food Standards Agency (FSA)

The FSA is responsible for food safety and food hygiene across the UK, working with local authorities to enforce food safety regulations.

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Updated 2023-11-22