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TSI welcomes end to uncertainty on LBRO’s future

TSI - leading the trading standards professionRon Gainsford, chief executive of TSI, has welcomed the announcement on LBRO’s future. The announcement was made today (4/2/11) by Business Minister Mark Prisk MP. It has been decided that LBRO’s work will be carried forward by a streamlined body within the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS).

'This is a long awaited and important announcement. We are pleased the Minister is confirming Government’s policy by way of a successor body for the LBRO.  It gives the certainty required to plan how trading standards and environmental health, as well as other regulatory services, can be supported to continue to help business succeed and grow in our recovering economy.'

The Minister said that the new body will work with the Better Regulation Executive (BRE), the Regulatory Policy Committee (RPC) and national regulators to ensure there is a more joined-up approach on regulation and enforcement from across the government. 

View the press release from the Local Better Regulation Office (LBRO) here 

View the press release from the Department for Business, Innovation and Skill (BIS) here