Audit of local authorities

The Agency audits local authorities' enforcement services and provides a report that outlines areas where the authority can focus its efforts on improvements, while also celebrating good practice.

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. The scheme is implemented on a UK basis, with the Agency in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland each co-ordinating 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.

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