Regulation and Legislation

There are numerous legal obligations and regulatory requirements attached to running a business, and these are accompanied by a vast array of ‘best practice’ issues to address. If you are encountering difficulties keeping up-to-date with legislation, use the links and tools below to ensure you consistently have access to the most current information.

Accommodation Know How, has been written especially for accommodation providers, by VisitEngland, this book makes complying with legislation and keeping up to date with changes easy. The book is available to purchase from VisitEngland, please contact [email protected]

Planning Permission

Support and advice for anyone considering developing their accommodation or attraction

Brown Signs

Tourist attractions and facilities that are members can apply for brown and white tourism signage on the highway.

Food Standards Agency

The Food Standards Agency is concerned with the whole food industry

Equality Act

The legislation around discrimination that businesses need to comply with.

Employment Liability

Businesses must have Employers’ Liability (EL) insurance as soon as you become an employer

HM Revenue & Customs

HMRC provide support and information on National Insurance and tax issues for small and medium businesses.

Health & Safety Executive

Good practice in health and safety is good for your business – and it’s the law!

Worcestershire Regulatory Services

Worcestershire Regulatory Services (WRS) provide a County wide service for issues relating to Trading Standards, Environmental Health and Licensing.

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