LBRO and BRO are an unnecessary waste of money

The LBRO and the BRO add no value. They are a waste of money and ineffective.

They produce vast amounts of material that no one reads, before moving onto the next fashionable thing and repeating the process.

They also try and impose from the centre, against the spirit of localism.

thanks

Rob

Why is this idea important?

The LBRO and the BRO add no value. They are a waste of money and ineffective.

They produce vast amounts of material that no one reads, before moving onto the next fashionable thing and repeating the process.

They also try and impose from the centre, against the spirit of localism.

thanks

Rob

Local Acts

Around the country there are a number of local acts dealing with the design and construction of buildings. Most of these acts place a requirement on the builduing relating to fire safety.

 

These acts often conflict with what is required in the neighboring town or city. If the requirement is a good idea it should be adopted nationally.If not then why is it there? Just to give the local authority or fire authority some power.

 

The previous government commissioned a report on this topic and the report concluded that ALL local acts should be repealed as they are acting against the best interests of development, and affecting growth. However nothing was done about them. It is now time to take these acts off the statute book as they do not fulfil a useful purpose.

Why is this idea important?

Around the country there are a number of local acts dealing with the design and construction of buildings. Most of these acts place a requirement on the builduing relating to fire safety.

 

These acts often conflict with what is required in the neighboring town or city. If the requirement is a good idea it should be adopted nationally.If not then why is it there? Just to give the local authority or fire authority some power.

 

The previous government commissioned a report on this topic and the report concluded that ALL local acts should be repealed as they are acting against the best interests of development, and affecting growth. However nothing was done about them. It is now time to take these acts off the statute book as they do not fulfil a useful purpose.

Abolish the LBRO

The Local Better Regulation Office (LBRO) has done nothing for local government food hygiene enforcement, but duplicate oversight of already existing similar schemes such as the Home Authority system. These were previously guided perfectly adequately by LACORS (Local Authority Coordinating body for Trading Standards), and by Food Standards Agency Codes of Practice.

Such duplication does not provide value for money, and the LBRO should be recognised as a symbol of the old politics of being seen to do something, even if there is no value for money to be gained.

One of the key political justifications for establishing the LBRO was to enforce the Primary Authority Scheme. I believe this was also an unnecessary venture, as it largely duplicated existing 'Home Authority' schemes already in place. The premise of big business on which the scheme is based, that food safety standards are uniform in every branch of that business across the country, is a false one as can be proven time and time again by any sample of local authority food hygiene inspections. The scheme will only serve to turn local authority against local authority, costing the council tax payer money and skewing regulation and therefore the economy in favour of big business.

 

Scrap the Primary Authority Scheme and the LBRO.

Why is this idea important?

The Local Better Regulation Office (LBRO) has done nothing for local government food hygiene enforcement, but duplicate oversight of already existing similar schemes such as the Home Authority system. These were previously guided perfectly adequately by LACORS (Local Authority Coordinating body for Trading Standards), and by Food Standards Agency Codes of Practice.

Such duplication does not provide value for money, and the LBRO should be recognised as a symbol of the old politics of being seen to do something, even if there is no value for money to be gained.

One of the key political justifications for establishing the LBRO was to enforce the Primary Authority Scheme. I believe this was also an unnecessary venture, as it largely duplicated existing 'Home Authority' schemes already in place. The premise of big business on which the scheme is based, that food safety standards are uniform in every branch of that business across the country, is a false one as can be proven time and time again by any sample of local authority food hygiene inspections. The scheme will only serve to turn local authority against local authority, costing the council tax payer money and skewing regulation and therefore the economy in favour of big business.

 

Scrap the Primary Authority Scheme and the LBRO.