Better Regulation

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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Business impact target, growth duty and Small Business Appeals Champion

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has opened a consultation on the scope of the business impact target, growth duty and Small Business Appeals Champion and on the related guidance.

They are seeking views on the scope of the business impact target, growth duty and Small Business Appeals Champion and on the related guidance.

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Committee Inquiry: Productivity Plan

This inquiry explores whether the Productivity Plan addresses the main causes of low productivity in the UK and whether it is likely to achieve its desired results.

The Productivity Plan covers a wide range of areas, including the tax regime for businesses, skills, science and innovation, digital infrastructure, investment and trade.

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