A key priority for the Government is to reduce the overall burden of regulation, creating the right conditions for a business-led recovery. This includes tackling the flow of regulation via the One-in, One-out process; reducing the stock through the Red Tape Challenge; and working to ensure we do not ‘gold plate’ EU law, avoiding British businesses being at a disadvantage in relation to their EU competitors.
In short, ill thought out regulations cost businesses time and money, damaging both growth and prospects for greater employment. However, sometimes, the regulation itself is fine – it is inconsistent or inappropriate enforcement that causes problems or could just be so much better.
That is why the Government have launched Focus on Enforcement – a new campaign and call for evidence. For the first time, information about regulators is being made available in one place so that businesses and members of the public will be able to have their say about how the enforcement of regulation affects them and to suggest areas of enforcement that should be considered for possible review.
Karl said, “The Government would very much like to hear from members of the public, civil society organisations and businesses, examples of good and bad enforcement practice so we can both share good practice and seek reform of areas that are causing problems. I would ask my Constituents and businesses and organisations in the City of Lincoln to submit their suggestions tohttp://discuss.bis.gov.uk/focusonenforcement.”
The best ideas and suggestions will be chosen for further investigation and the Government will report its findings on the website http://www.bis.gov.uk/ together with the actions it proposes to take in due course.
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