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Co-ordination of Regulatory Enforcement Regulations 2017 to come into force on 1 October

The Co-ordination of Regulatory Enforcement Regulations 2017 will come into force on 1 October 2017 and, together with changes made by the Enterprise Act 2016 on the same date, will extend and simplify the Primary Authority regime.

The changes being introduced to the Primary Authority scheme (which was first established in 2009) form part of a wider engagement and implementation programme but may, at least in part, have been influenced by the case of  (Kingston upon Hull City Council) v Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills [2016] EWHC 1064 (Admin) which raised some challenges to the existing scheme.

The new Regulations can be read here: Co-ordination of Regulatory Enforcement Regulations 2017

The Government response to the consultation which preceded the new Regulations can be read here: Unlocking the Protection of Primary Authority