The Government has launched a new initiative called the “Cutting Red Tape Programme” which aims to get rid of unnecessary bureaucracy and is asking the country’s businesses to get involved. It intends to shine a light on out of date legislation and confusing implementation of it, to help reduce barriers to growth and productivity. This programme follows the previously successful “Red Tape Challenge” and “Business Focus on Enforcement” which resulted in a significant number of regulations being scrapped or improved, including:
Now it’s your chance to have your say
The Government wants you to get in touch with your thoughts on how and where things do not work and have your support to make them work better. The project is focussing on 4 key sectors: Energy, Care, Waste, Mineral Extraction and Agriculture, so if your business falls into one of these sectors, why not let your voice be heard. Other sectors are aiming to be included at a later date.
What you need to do
The Government will take the Key findings to shape an action plan and reform programme to be taken forward by departments and regulators.
Our professional consultants have already been talking to our clients about some of the issues they feel could do with improvement and we will be submitting our comments over the coming weeks.
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