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First ‘determination’ under Primary Authority
The BIS Better Regulation Delivery Office has ruled in favour of Primary Authority Advice provided to Greggs following a challenge by Hull City Council. BRDO has upheld a decision by Newcastle City Council to block enforcement action requiring the provision of public toilet facilities in what are essentially takeaway food premises. Greggs claim that the Primary Authority Advice has saved them £55 million in unnecessary costs. The only route of challenge now open to Hull City Council is by judicial review of the determination.