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How we meet our objectives

We set requirements for licensees in our licence conditions and codes of practice. We carry out assessments to make sure that licensees are compliant.

Using our regulatory powers

We'll take regulatory action if we find evidence a person or business has not been compliant with their licence. In most cases, licensees change their behaviour without the need for us to take formal action.

However, in some cases we use our regulatory powers to take enforcement action. Our statement of principles for licensing and regulation explains our approach.

Download our statement of principles for licensing and regulation (PDF).


Some files may be not be accessible for users of assistive technology. If you require a copy of the file in an accessible format contact us with details of what you require. It would help us to know what technology you use and the required format.

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