LGA responds to National Audit Office report: Regulating after EU Exit

"The NAO’s report mirrors warnings the LGA has made during the pandemic and since about the lack of professional capacity to draw on in key professions such as environmental health and trading standards. "


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Responding to the report, Chair of the Local Government Association’s Safer Stronger Communities Board, Cllr Nesil Caliskan, said:

“The NAO’s report mirrors warnings the LGA has made during the pandemic and since about the lack of professional capacity to draw on in key professions such as environmental health and trading standards. With the expansion of capacity needed in national regulators, there is an increased risk that council’s regulatory services, which are already stretched, will be damaged further as the local professional workforce is recruited into national roles. It is therefore essential that the Government ensures the right resources and support is supplied to train up next generation of officers across the full regulatory system, to protect the future of these important roles.”