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Prisk launches last Red Tape Challenge

Thursday July 21st, 2011

The Government has launched the last phase of their ‘Red Tape Challenge’ where they ask manufacturing businesses to ‘play their part’ in cutting bureaucracy and red tape.

For the next three weeks the Red Tape Challenge will focus on 140 different regulations that manufacturers and producers have to deal with every day. ‘The Challenge’ asks whether the regulations are good and should be retained or if they are burdensome or redundant and should be scrapped.

The campaign also asks for suggestions on how regulations can be improved or simplified to reduce the burden that they place on businesses but maintain protections for employees, consumers and the public.

Business minister Mark Prisk said: “Our manufacturing sector is at the centre of our plans to rebalance the economy and promote sustainable private sector growth. That’s why cutting back the bureaucracy and the red-tape that you have to deal with every day is one of my main priorities. I want our manufacturers to be making things, not filling out forms.

“To do that, we need your help. Do we really still need laws on the nationalisation of British Steel? Tell us about the regulations you deal with every day; not just those that are aimed at manufacturers but other legislation and inspection regimes that serve no useful purpose, get in the way of growth and keep you looking over your shoulder. The Red Tape Challenge is your chance to do something about them, make suggestions about how they could be done better and get Government off your back.”

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