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Cornish businesses can now get help with regulations through the Growth Hub

Businesses in Cornwall can now get help with regulations through the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Growth Hub. The Growth Hub is now the gateway to the new Business Regulatory Support service, run by Cornwall Council.

The Growth Hub now takes Cornwall’s businesses to a single point of contact for advice on regulations, from food hygiene and licensing to planning and fire safety.

The Business Regulatory Support service was established in January 2016 in response to business feedback channelled through the Better Business for All partnership, driven by the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly LEP. Better Business for All is committed to improving the way regulation is delivered to help Cornwall’s businesses grow, save time and money.

Responding to feedback from Cornwall’s businesses that the Council’s regulatory services were difficult to access, Better Business for All delivered a simpler approach.

Promising a same day response, the Business Regulatory Support service gives expert advice on regulations across environmental health, licensing, trading standards, planning and building control and fire safety. Callers are asked about their business and are then advised on what they need to do to meet regulations.

The service also offers new specialist support packages for businesses. These include food and safety advice, product labelling and environmental protection support to help businesses making planning applications. Others are being developed for fire protection and business continuity planning assistance.

LEP Board Director Sarah Trethowan said: ”Through Better Business for All we are listening to what Cornwall’s businesses tell us they need to help them meet regulations. What became clear early on was that it was really difficult to find the right advice and information. The Business Regulatory Support service now provides a single point of contact and a much more business-friendly service.

“As the place for Cornwall’s business to access a range of information and support, The Growth Hub is the perfect gateway for the Business Regulatory Support service.”

Businesses can access the Business Regulatory Support service via the Growth Hub here.

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