FoE benefits and savings to business announced

    Read more about how FoE has helped business


    Business Focus on Enforcement

    New round of Business Focus on Enforcement bidding announced. Read more about how to register your interest or apply.

    techUK Business Focus on Enforcement review

    Read more about techUK’s review into the export of electronic systems, assemblies and components

    FPC Business Focus on Enforcement review

    Read more about the Fresh Produce Consortium’s review of controls on fresh produce imports in England

    NFU Business Focus on Enforcement review

    Read more about the National Farmers’ Union’s review of livestock farm visits

  • Benefits of Focus on Enforcement

    The Government announced the key benefits of its Focus on Enforcement (FoE) programme on 10 February 2015.

    The Secretary of State, the Minister for Business and business representatives and regulators from the sectors covered by the reviews all joined in welcoming the wide-ranging improvements to the business experience of regulation.

    Matthew Hancock speakingThe Minister for Business revealed the extent to which unnecessary regulatory obstacles standing in business’s way were being removed by the Government’s reforms to enforcement.

    The FoE review programme has benefited around 1 million company premises and boosted growth across the economy. Reforms are saving business millions of pounds, encouraging companies to grow, speeding up multi-billion pound investments, reducing burdens, and bringing about culture changes within regulators, all without weakening protections in any way.

    We now know that poor enforcement can be as hard on business as poor regulation. Regulators are responding to FoE with major reforms, which have been welcomed by businesses and trade bodies across the country.

    The Secretary of State thanked the business community for raising issues through the FoE programme in the first place; without their insights, regulators would not have been able to make the changes needed to make doing business in this country even easier. See press notice.


    Read more about the benefits of FoE reviews and the wide-ranging benefits of the Focus on Enforcement programme.

    Second round of Business Focus on Enforcement reviews

    The Chancellor announced as part of the Autumn Statement that the scheme is now permanent and a new call for registrations of interest in running a review now or in the future has been launched.

    See the Business Focus on Enforcement area to read more about new round and the current reviews and to leave comments.

    Published Focus on Enforcement reviews

    The Focus on Enforcement review teams have run a series of reviews to identify where enforcement can be improved, reduced or done differently in many different sectors. Read more about the Published Focus on Enforcement Reviews and regulators’ responses.

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