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Animal Welfare Guidance review Published Date: 17/12/2021

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 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.

Revised Guidance (Coming into Force Feb 2022)

Please note that when uploaded onto on 1st February 2022, the guidance notes will be in a html format.