Primary Authority Partnership Scheme

We operate a Primary Authority Partnership scheme for businesses that trade across council boundaries. This means that qualifying businesses can enter into a legally recognised partnership with us, receiving an agreed package of advice and support. 

Charging under a Primary Authority Partnership is on a cost recovery only basis.

As a Primary Authority, we will provide businesses, or a group of businesses, with appropriate, assured regulatory advice on which they can rely.

The benefits of a Primary Authority Partnership are:

  • Assured advice − the advice given by a Primary Authority is nationally binding and other councils are required to take this into account when carrying out inspections or dealing with non-compliance.
  • Reduced cost of compliance - Primary Authority Partnerships can reduce costs by providing certainty to your business.
  • Simplified regulatory process allowing you to work with a single local authority. As a Unitary Authority, we can offer both Environmental Health and Trading Standards support.
  • A reduced risk of non-compliance.
  • A single point of contact with designated officers who will know you and your business.

Further information about the scheme and a public list of registered primary authority partnerships is available on the Primary Authority website.

If you would like to find out more about forming a Primary Authority Partnership with us, please contact us by phone on 01332 640779 or email.

The Food and Safety Team is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy when you use our services. Please view our Food and Safety Team Privacy Notices for further information, printed copies are available on request.

Contact details

Post address:
Derby City Council, The Council House, Corporation Street, Derby DE1 2FS
Phone: 01332 640779
Minicom: 01332 640666

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