Regulatory Bodies in the UK

In the UK there are many regulators which oversee different activities, business and services. They are responsible for setting out the rules and regulations that the organisations within their jurisdiction must comply with, and also for monitoring activity within their given sector to ensure that the rules continue to be applied.
To regulate each specific sector people are needed with the right expertise to ensure that best practice is adhered to, so there are many different regulators overseeing different types of activity.

There are at present over 50 regulators in the UK which oversee various industries and practices, ranging from the everyday, which most people will come into contact with, such as the Financial Services Authority and Companies House, to the more obscure, such as the Human Tissue Authority. All have a vital role in society in ensuring that the organisations which they regulate operate in a fair and above-board manner.

Some of the major regulators in the UK are:

• Advertising Standards Authority
• Bar Standards Board
• Charity Commission
• Civil Aviation Authority
• Companies House
• Competition Commission
• Financial Services Authority
• Gambling Commission
• General Dental Council
• General Medical Council
• General Social Care Council
• Health Professions Council
• Healthcare Commission
• Housing Corporation
• London Stock Exchange
• Nursing & Midwifery Council
• Ofcom
• Office of Fair Trading
• Ofgem
• Ofsted
• Ofwat
• Pensions Regulator
• Phonepayplus
• Press Complaints Commission
• Solicitors Regulation Authority