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Small Businesses Should blow the whistle on Red Tape

Small-business owners have been called on to “blow the whistle” on excessive red tape following the launch of a new Government initiative. Part of the Government’s Red Tape Challenge, the scheme invites small firms and their staff to come forward with real-life examples of how multiple inspections and conflicting advice might be getting in the way of running a business. Business minister Mark Prisk said the Government had already taken steps to “reduce the burden that regulation places on our businesses,” but admitted more needed to be done. “Inspections and enforcement are the most noticeable way in which business experiences regulation. The Red Tape Challenge has already highlighted a number of ways in which compliance problems are getting in the way o... »