Inspections and enforcement

Enforcement policy - non compliance

The legislation we enforce is backed up by criminal penalties. This means if you don't comply you could be prosecuted and fined or in the most serious cases, imprisoned. However, we'll deal with breaches of the law proportionately, as set out in our enforcement policy (pdf, 63kb). In the majority of cases, we endeavour to educate and advise businesses to achieve compliance.

Our enforcement policy is due to be revised in 2018

Page last updated: 18 June 2018