The British Chambers of Commerce

Small Firms Called on to Consult on Red Tape

Small businesses have been called on to give their views on local government’s regulatory enforcement priorities, in an initiative aimed at reducing the red tape they face. The call comes from Local Better Regulation Office (LBRO), the organisation responsible for improving how local authorities enforce regulation in areas that affect local businesses ― such as environmental health, trading standards and licensing. LBRO is also tasked with reducing burdens on businesses that comply with the law, while targeting those who flout it. The aim of the consultation is to determine exactly which regulatory areas, or priorities, should be focused on by local councils. By giving businesses the opportunity to influence the regulation framework, the idea is that any unnecessary administrat... »