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Trading Standards Institute welcomes Government support for LBRO’s new role

The Trading Standards Institute (TSI) has welcomed the news that the approach taken by LBRO (Local Better Regulation Office) will continue to be at the heart of delivering protection and growth, following the consultation on its future, which attracted responses from major business organisations and professional bodies.

The Government, in its consultation response, has today (Friday 2 December) stated its commitment to retain the benefits of LBRO’s ways of working when it moves into the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) as a new streamlined body.

Ron Gainsford, Chief Executive of Trading Standards Institute, said: “We welcome this news that LBRO’s work is valued and its approach will still have a place in the future marketplace. The expertise of LBRO staff and the way they represent business and regulators’ perspectives whilst driving improvements in regulatory delivery is to be commended.”

When it moves into BIS, LBRO will be reconfigured under a new name: BRDO (the Better Regulation Delivery Office). It will be established with independent capacity and will retain its staff’s expertise. A Representative Steering Group, supported by expert stakeholder panels, will be established to inform its work and strategic direction.
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Trading Standards Institute (TSI)
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