The Primary Authority Partnership (PAP) scheme is a legally recognised partnership between businesses and a local authority.
The business is provided with robust and reliable regulatory advice that other local authority regulators must respect.
Partnerships are available to any type of business, whether starting out or established. They are also available to other types of organisation, such as charities and trade associations.
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The benefits of being in a PAP scheme include the following.
With qualified and fully trained officers, we can provide expertise in food hygiene, health and safety, and licensing legislation.
We also work in partnership with other regulators to provide advice in other areas that may affect your business, such as trading standards and fire safety.
We charge for Primary Authority work on a cost recovery basis at a rate of £70 per hour.
Before finalising any agreement, we will spend time with you to find out what level of support your business needs.
A set-up package costs £700 and includes:
Any surplus of the initial fee will be credited to your business for the provision of advice and support.
You can contact to discuss a Primary Authority Partnership using the details below.
Phone: 02380 285411
Food Safety Team
Our office hours are:
Monday to Thursday: 8.45am to 5.15pm.
Friday: 8.45am to 4.45pm.