Businesses to learn of Primary Authority Agreement benefits at seminar

A free seminar from 10am-midday on Monday 24 March will discuss the Primary Authority Partnership scheme, a system where businesses can link with an individual local authority for particular advice.

A primary authority arrangement can benefit businesses in a number of ways, including saving them money; reducing unnecessary checks and inspections and having a single point of contact for advice.

Clear standing

The session at Unipart House, Garsington Road, Oxford, will feature speakers from Trading Standards and industry. Councillor Nick Carter, Oxfordshire County Council's Cabinet Member for Business and Customer Services, will also give a speech.

He said: "Clearly it is in everybody's best interests that businesses locally are able to operate in a way which they can thrive by receiving the best possible advice regarding compliance with regulation and legislation.

"To have a single port of call, as Primary Authority Agreements offer, gives businesses a clear individual standing, which is then recognised across the county, and can only be of great benefit to them in their work."