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Red Tape Challenge Tests 21,000 Regulations

Businesses of all sizes have been called on to vote online for which regulations should be scrapped, simplified or retained, following the Government’s pledge to review 21,000 statutory instruments. The Government is putting all 21,000 regulations “up for removal” under its Red Tape Challenge, unless there is a strong case for keeping them. The Prime Minister has written to all government ministers saying they must “tackle regulation with vigour” to free businesses and the public from unnecessary red tape. Ministers are being made accountable for all the regulatory burdens imposed by their department. The initiative will see regulations for different sectors being debated every few weeks. Regulations affecting retail businesses are the first on the agenda, including consumer information an... »