The Government in April 2014 introduced the Regulators' code, which aims to promote an open and constructive relationship between regulators and those they regulate. The Code seeks to promote proportionate, consistent and targeted regulatory activity through the development of transparent and effective dialogue and understanding between regulators and those they regulate.
Regulators must have regard to the code when developing policies and operational procedures that guide their regulatory activities, as well as when setting standards and giving guidance.
Under the Code, regulators should:
- Carry out activities in a way that supports those they regulate to comply and grow
- Provide simple ways to engage with those they regulate and hear their views
- Base their regulatory activities on risk
- Share information about compliance and risk
- Ensure clear guidance and advice is available to help those they regulate meet their responsibilities to comply
- Ensure that their approach to their regulatory activities is transparent
Areas we regulate
Ryedale District Council has a number of regulatory services consists of the following areas: