Local authority audits

We audit local authorities' enforcement services and provide a report that outlines areas where the authority can focus its efforts on improvements, while also celebrating good practice.
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Authorities are audited against the Feed and Food Law Enforcement Standard in the Framework Agreement, which sets out the minimum standards of performance expected from local authorities across the full range of their feed and food law enforcement activities. Our agencies in England, Wales and Northern Ireland organise their own audit programme.

Local authorities are selected to represent a cross-section of local authority types, geographical location and level of enforcement activity as indicated by yearly monitoring returns.

We have carried out a number of focused audits which look at specific aspects of local authority enforcement work.

For more information on local authority audits you will need to log into the FSA Smarter Communications platform.