red tape cuts

6,000 Firms Call for Red Tape Cuts

More than 6,000 firms call for red tape cuts in first week of review More than 6,000 small firms have responded to the Government’s Red Tape Challenge since it launched at the beginning of April and proposed specific cuts to business 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 initiative will see regulations for different sectors being debated every few weeks. To date, individuals have only been able to propose reforms in the retail sector (for which the consultation runs until 4 May). Regulations in the hospitality industry, transportation and manufacturing sectors are next on the agenda. The Department for Business, In... »