Defra has been working with stakeholders to carry out a “light touch review” of the guidance notes that accompany The Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) Regulations 2018.
DEFRA say they have now finalised the light touch review of the guidance and have made minor changes to the phrasing in order to comply with current gov.uk content guidelines, as well as ensuring consistency between each guidance note where appropriate.
The updated guidance notes will come into force on 1st February 2022.
DEFRA have provided pdf documents that show the new wording of each guidance note. These are for information only and DEFRA are not able to make any further changes until after publication.
Please note that when uploaded onto gov.uk on 1st February 2022, the guidance notes will be in a html format.