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Regulators’ Code 2014

How we meet the requirements of the Regulators’ Code 2014

The UK and Welsh Governments are committed to reducing regulatory burdens and supporting compliant business growth through the development of an open and constructive relationship between regulators and those they regulate.

The Regulators' Code 2014 (The Code) is a statutory code of practice intended to encourage regulators to achieve their objectives in a way that minimises the burdens on business. The purpose of the Code is to embed a risk-based, proportionate, targeted and flexible approach to regulatory inspection and enforcement among the regulators to which it applies. This approach will ensure that regulators are efficient and effective in their work, without imposing unnecessary burdens on those they regulate. The Code is based on the seven principles of inspection and enforcement identified in the Philip Hampton report "Reducing administrative burdens: effective inspection and enforcement" (2005).

Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service is committed to better, smarter regulation which promotes business growth and already has policies, procedures and mechanisms in place to ensure we carry out our regulatory responsibilities, including firm but fair enforcement, in accordance with the principles of good regulation.  We comply with the five principles of good regulation i.e. proportionality, accountability, consistency, transparency, and targeting which are enshrined in our current Enforcement Policy.  

Our key policies that enable us to meet regulatory obligations are our:


These key policies are supplemented by other policies, detailed guidance and operational procedures.

Our document How we meet the requirements of the Regulators’ Code 2014​’​ has been written to embrace the national enforcement priorities for Wales and to comply with section 6.3 of the Regulators’ Code 2014. It explains how Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service’s Business Fire Safety (BFS) Department will fulfill its statutory obligations to those we regulate in order that they will have a clear understanding of the services that can be expected and will feel able to challenge if these services are not being fulfilled.​