Local Better Regulation Office
19 Nov 2009
Working Together for Better Local Regulation. Held at London Hilton Metropole

This conference brought together local authorities and regulators to discuss the future of regulation.

Programme
09:45
Graham Russell, Chief Executive, LBRO
Welcome to Conference Chair

09:50
Alex Brummer, City Editor, Daily Mail
Welcome from Conference Chair

10:00
Clive Grace, Chair, LBRO
Working together for economic prosperity and consumer protection

10:15
Ian Lucas MP, Minister for Business and Regulatory Reform in the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
Keynote address

10:30
Ian Lucas MP, Minister for Business and Regulatory Reform in the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
Questions and discussion

10:35
Matthew Fell, Director of Company Affairs, CBI
Ensuring compliance is realistic and sensible

10:50
Janet Russell, Director for Environment, Transportation and Property, Kirklees Metropolitan Council
Working together to achieve compliance for local prosperity

11:05
Questions and discussion: Session 1
11:15
Refreshments and exhibition viewing
11:45
Alan Bennett, Public Protection Manager, Coventry City Council
Interactive workshop 2

11:45
Paul Brookes, Environmental Services Manager, Chelmsford Borough Council
Interactive workshop 3

11:45
Interactive workshop 5: Impacts and outcomes
Dr Christian van Stolk, Research Leader, Evaluation and Audit Team, RAND Europe Jan Tiessen, Analyst, Evaluation and Audit Team, RAND Europe

11:45
Interactive workshop 3: Primary Authority- a new relationship between business and regulators
Chair: David Thurston, Board Member, LBRO Gary Howells, Safety Advisor, B&Q Plc Paul Brookes, Environmental Services Manager, Chelmsford Borough Council

12:45
Buffet lunch and exhibition
13:45
Interactive session with audience participation: Session 3
Session Chair: Ben Page, Chief Executive, Ipsos MORI UK and Ireland Panel: Chris Shapcott, Director of Regulation, National Audit Office Suleman Khonat, National President, National Federation of Retail Newsagents Dr Christian van Stolk, Research Leader, Evaluation and Audit Team, RAND Europe Jan Tiessen, Analyst, Evaluation and Audit Team, RAND Europe

14:45
Refreshment and exhibition
15:10
Clive Grace, Chair, LBRO
Welcome from Session Chair

15:15
Kevin Myers, Deputy Chief Executive Health and Safety Executive
Delivering excellence: working together to deliver better local regulation

15:35
Suleman Khonat, National President, National Federation of Retail Newsagents
Local leadership for better regulation

15:55
Karren Brady, Former Managing Director, Birmingham City Football Club and Advisor on The Apprentice
Effective Change Management

16:15
Questions and discussion: Session 4
16:25
Clive Grace, Chair, LBRO
Conference summary