NFRN Primary Authority Scheme
The NFRN’s Primary Authority Scheme, in partnership with the London Borough of Islington, allows members in England and Wales to benefit from clear and consistent advice on the Tobacco Display Ban and age restricted products produced by trading standards officers at Islington council.
Member’s local trading standards officers are required to defer to the guidance – known as “Assured Advice” – issued by Islington when dealing with members of the NFRN Scheme. Members are therefore protected from excessive or changing local interpretations of the law and regulations.
For example, in the run up to the introduction of the Tobacco Display Ban, concerns were expressed by many members about the font that could be used on shelf labelling and price lists. While some trading standards officials took the view that only the Helvetica font could be used, others including Islington, accept the use of either Helvetica or Arial fonts. In this case, therefore, NFRN scheme members would be allowed to use Arial font even if their local trading standards team disagreed. The advice issued by Islington would take precedence over the views of the local trading standards team.
It is intended that the scheme will be extended to cover other areas of concern in due course. When additional Assured Advice becomes available we will contact you again with details of the new advice and the steps you will need to take to be covered by it.
How to register
The Assured Advice only covers members who register for the scheme and for legal reasons we cannot automatically register members. If you have received an email inviting you to join the scheme, please use the link provided within it to sign up. Alternatively, download the Primary Authority Scheme Registration Form and once completed, send to: NFRN Primary Authority Scheme, Yeoman House, Sekforde Street, London, EC1R 0HF
Frequently Asked Questions
This is a short list of our most frequently asked questions. For more information, or if you need support, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
What is Primary Authority?
Who is our Primary Authority?
What role does the NFRN have in the scheme?
What does the scheme cost to join?
How do I join the scheme?
If the NFRN has your email address you will have been sent an email invitation. Please click on the link in the email and complete the requested details to register.
Members without email addresses can download the NFRN Primary Authority Scheme registration form and once completed, send to: NFRN Primary Authority Scheme, Yeoman House, Sekforde Street, London, EC1R 0HF