Better Business for All (BBFA) was formed in 2013 and works to boost business productivity and growth by making it easier for businesses to access the regulatory support they need from Local Authorities such as Trading Standards, Environmental Health, Licensing and others. BBFA also works with regulators to help them better understand the challenges faced by businesses.
The BBfA charter
A charter has been agreed and signed by all of the representative within the BBfA partnership, which details the actions and responsibilities of Hertfordshire Regulatory Services and businesses within Hertfordshire. View the charter.
Explore the pages below for guidance on the various areas of regulation, or use the ‘Talk to Reg’ tool to check which Local Authority each area of regulation falls under for your business. In most cases this would be your District/Borough Council or Hertfordshire County Council.
Whatever kind of business you operate, you will have rules you need to work within. These can be national and/or local requirements...Learn more
Both the County Council and District Councils have regulatory powers, but this doesn’t mean it’s harder to comply with regulation, or that you have to speak to twice as many Councils...Learn more
Learn more about the types of regulations for buildings; products and operations; people and employment; and finance.Learn more
Find out more about how we've helped businesses.Learn more
As well as local regulators there are lots of other organisations that can help you...Learn more
Starting a new business is exciting but also can be a little daunting. Find out more about licenses, training, contracts and more.Learn more