For instance, administrative law regulates activities that require a licence and the conditions under which a licence can be obtained. It also regulates the adoption of zoning plans that determine which activities may be performed where. Administrative law also extends to the granting of subsidies, allocating social security payments and protecting public order, privacy, road safety, food safety and free competition. The rules in all of these areas have to be enforced. Therefore, the government has administrative powers to impose fines and charges against offenders that are subject to penalties or administrative enforcement. Administrative law is a complex area of law. If this is something you have to deal with, it makes sense to bring in professional assistance.