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Chairs Communications


22.1      The Chair provided the following communication:


“Since the last Environment, Transport & Sustainability Committee meeting, the food safety service has been invited by the Food Standards Agency to take part in a national pilot to charge businesses for re-score revisits requested under the Food Hygiene Rating Scheme. As the project is due to take place between 15th August and 7th November this year it was necessary to decide on this before this meeting. In consultation with the Interim Director for Neighbourhoods, Communities and Housing, I felt it appropriate to proceed as part of the pilot.

Such requested rescores are not a statutory function of this authority so are chargeable under the Localism Act 2011. Visits undertaken by officers to protect public health and ensure compliance with relevant legislation are unaffected and are outside the scope of the pilot. In line with guidance from the Food Standards Agency on a cost recovery basis rescore visits will be charged at £90-00 per visit”.


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