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Primary Authority

What is Primary Authority?

Primary Authority enables a business or trade association to form a legally-recognised partnership with one local authority, which is called its ‘Primary Authority’. For UKHospitality, this is with Cornwall Council.

The Primary Authority provides UKHospitality with robust and reliable regulatory advice that other local authorities take into account in their dealings with the business. This way, the Primary Authority partnership promotes consistency and fairness of enforcement to help reduce burdens on businesses.

In our scheme, UKHospitality is the co-ordinator for participating members, through which all queries will be filtered.

Current assured advice covers food safety related areas, and by joining UKHospitality you will be covered by our Primary Authority scheme as part of your membership.

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