In Scotland, the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (CoSLA) and Local Government Regulation work together to help councils. CoSLA has asked Local Government Regulation to provide specific support to councils in delivering their trading standards, food and health and safety at work enforcement.
CoSLA has 2 places on the Local Government Regulation Board of Directors and particular service needs are agreed each year between Local Government Regulation and CoSLA officers.
Local Government Regulation key roles in Scotland are to develop and promote policies, which impact on regulatory services, to enhance linkages between local authorities, professional organisations, The Scottish Government, the Food Standards Agency (Scotland) and UK wide bodies and to spread best regulatory practice.
Recognition has been given to the vital role regulatory services provide both to the quality of life for communities and to local economies through the provision of a level playing field for fair trading.