BCC response to Business Secretary’s plans to cut red tape


4th March 2016

Commenting on Business Secretary Sajid Javid’s announcement of new plans to cut red tape at yesterday’s (Thursday’s) BCC Annual Conference, Dr Adam Marshall, Executive Director of Policy at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) said:

“While there has been real progress in stemming the flow of new regulations hitting British firms in recent years, there is still much more to do. These announcements show that the Business Secretary has been listening, and that he is determined to take further action.

“Businesses will be relieved that more regulators will now have to demonstrate their commitment to cutting red tape, and limit the burdens they place on firms who just want to get up and grow.

“A close look at the red tape generated by local authorities — a key complaint for many firms — is also long overdue.

“A tougher target of ‘One in, Three out’ for new regulations won’t in itself end business concerns about red tape, but it will help stem the flow. It will give both politicians and civil servants pause before introducing new legislation that makes doing business more costly and bureaucratic.”

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