(the Local Authorities Coordinators of Regulatory Services)
(the Local Authorities Coordinators of Regulatory Services) is the
local government central body responsible for overseeing local authority
regulatory and related services in the United Kingdom.
are regulatory services?
Regulatory Services are a group of services which exist to protect
the public. LACORS coordinates the regulatory services delivered
by local government. These range from protecting consumers against
illegal door stop selling to checking hygiene standards in restaurants
and food factories.
The LACORS website and services are available to customers in the
United Kingdom who deal with LACORS; namely local authority heads
of regulatory services, front line officers, elected members, officers
from central bodies, staff and officials from partner organisations
such as central government departments and professional bodies.
and members of the public should contact their trade association
or local authority.
is LACORS funded?
LACORS is a local government central body created by the United
Kingdom local authority associations which comprise of the Local
Government Association (LGA), Welsh Local Government Association
(WLGA), Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA) and Northern
Ireland Local Government Association (NILGA). LACORS is mainly funded
from local government monies. In England and Wales money is ‘top
sliced’ from the Revenue Support Grant.
does LACORS work?
Central to LACORS’ work is the promotion of quality regulation,
development of policy and dissemination of comprehensive advice,
guidance and good practice for local authority regulatory services.
This is distributed through this website and via e-mail bulletins
to heads of service and also specialist officers. LACORS is assisted
in its work by a network of local authority advisers and recognised
with advisers and stakeholders on a range of issues via its Policy
Forums and Focus Groups. Representatives meet to discuss key strategic
and policy issues affecting regulatory services to help focus LACORS’
Local Government House,
Fax: 020 7665 3887