21.05.12 – RED TAPE CHALLENGE: ONE YEAR ON
The Red Tape Challenge was launched by the Prime Minister in April 2011. Since then…
…19 regulatory themes launched for comment on the website, totalling more than 3700 regulations.
…Over 28,800 comments and over 950 private submissions have come in, suggesting which regulations should be scrapped, improved, or kept.
…Decisions made and announced by Ministers on 1500 regulations across 8 themes so far – of these, well over 50% will be scrapped or improved.
…8 themes have completed the challenge process and begun implementation: Retail; Hospitality, Food & Drink; Employment-Related Law; Manufacturing; Road Transport; Environment; Health & Safety; and Equalities.
…7 more themes are scheduled to launch on the website by October 2012.
…A total of 123 Red Tape Challenge measures are confirmed for implementation by June 2012.
You can find out more about how we’re doing (as at May 2012), by clicking here [opens a new window].
This sets out our progress to date; what changes we’ve already made; and what’s still to come on regulatory reform.