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RIAMS: What’s New?
Details of recent guidance notes and procedures added to the RIAMS system include Better Business for All, amendments to the Dangerous Dogs Act, Caravan site Compliance Notices and Financial Demand Letters.
Better Business for All
The Better Regulation Delivery Office (BRDO) is working with Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEP’s) on the Better Business for All (BBfA) programme, a joint approach to addressing local regulatory issues. BRDO has placed the set of Better Business for All tools on the Guide for Regulators Information Point (GRIP) web site. They carry the BBfA brand, to give businesses and regulators more confidence in their quality. You can find a link to the GRIP web-page in the Enforcement Policy folder of the Enforcement module.
RIAMS users can access the document here.
Dangerous Dogs Act Amendments
The Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2013 has amended the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 to extend the offence of allowing a dog to be dangerously out of control to cover all places. There is an exception for dogs attacking trespassers within a dwelling while the offence also now applies to attacks on assistance dogs. The amended procedure can be found in the Environmental Health/Environmental Crime/Procedures/Dog Control folder.
RIAMS users subscribed to Environmental Crime can view the procedure here.
Demand for Expenses in relation to Caravan Site Compliance Notices
A set of three template letters have been added to the Licensing Caravan Sites folder. These cover the demand for expenses incurred in respect of compliance notices that require action to address breaches of a Caravan Site licence and its conditions. They cover the expenses incurred in taking action to ensure compliance with the licence, its conditions and emergency action.
RIAMS users subscribed to Licensing can view the documents here.
Financial Demand Letters
Two template letters have been added to the ‘Works in Default’ folder in the Enforcement section. One is a generic template for a financial demand letter to require payment for works carried out in default of enforcement action. The second amends this to address a financial demand under section 81 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990.
RIAMS users can access the documents here.