Better Regulation

APPG on Fair Business Banking

The APPG on Fair Business Banking is calling for written evidence to be submitted to inform its inquiry into financing and capitalising the UK’s SMEs. The inquiry is looking into how more diverse funding models can deliver more choice and better outcomes for SMEs in the UK.

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Taskforce on Innovation, Growth and Regulatory Reform (TIGRR)

The new Taskforce on Innovation, Growth and Regulatory Reform (TIGRR) will identify and develop proposals across a range of areas that will drive innovation and competitiveness, reduce barriers to start-ups and scale-ups, create opportunities for innovation to make the most of cutting-edge technologies, and support growth and dynamism right across the UK economy.

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Cabinet Office: Digital Identity

This call for evidence seeks views on how government can support the development and secure use of digital identities fit for the UK’s growing digital economy.

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BEIS: Industrial strategy

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has launched a green paper on how to provide targeted support to business sectors to stimulate economic growth and business investment. The Strategy is underpinned by 10 pillars for growth, including; developing skills; upgrading infrastructure; and creating the right institutions to bring together sectors and places.

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Regulatory Delivery: Primary Authority

This consultation includes a draft statutory instrument containing the details needed to effect the changes to simplify and extend Primary Authority partnerships as outlined in the Enterprise Act 2016. It also outlines proposals to replace the ‘categories’ system which determines the scope of partnerships and underpins the current administration of Primary Authority.

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BEIS: Small Business Commissioner

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has launched a consultation on how the Small Business Commissioner will handle complaints

This includes proposals on the following areas:

  • small businesses that should be in scope of the commissioner’s services
  • criteria for making complaints to the commissioner
  • how the commissioner will consider, determine and make recommendations for complaints
  • publishing reports and recommendations on complaints
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Cabinet Office: Cutting Red Tape on Local Authorities

The Cabinet Office, the Department for Communities and Local Government and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills are carrying out a joint Cutting Red Tape review of Local Authority regulation. 

They looked to identify and remove unnecessary regulatory burdens that are currently placed on business by local authorities.

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