Maritime & Rail
This theme is now closed for comment. An announcement on the Red Tape Challenge Rail plans is available here.
An announcement on the plans for the Maritime part of the theme are available here.
You can read comments made during the theme spotlight (10 November – 19 December 2011), by sub-category below.
These regulations relate to the maritime and rail sectors, operating to ensure they run safely and effectively. The maritime and rail transportation systems are a key part of the UK’s transport network, and we need effective regulation to allow them to operate to their full potential. This Red Tape Challenge theme will look at over 400 regulations in the maritime and rail sector, and covers a broad range of rules – from those concerning fares and licensing in the rail industry, through to those aimed at protecting the marine environment.
To help you find the regulations that affect you, we’ve split the theme comment pages into the two sectors. Please follow the links below in order to access the maritime and rail pages and join the debate. You can also find out about our theme sector champions in the link below.
This site is designed to promote open discussion of ways in which the aims of existing regulation can be fulfilled in the least burdensome way possible. The presence of a particular regulation or law on this website should not be read as implying any intention on the part of the Government to remove that regulation or law from the statute book. The purpose of this exercise is to open government up to the public.