Business Focus on Enforcement

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  • Ever wanted to challenge or improve the way regulation operates in practice in your sector?

    Ever felt that the way companies are made to implement and comply with the law just doesn’t make sense – or could just be so much better?

    This could be your chance….

    Since 2012 we have undetaken 10 reviews in our Focus on Enforcement initiative.  As a result, significant reforms and improvements to the way regulation is enforced are being introduced. These reforms have been strongly welcomed by industry and regulators. 

    Now it could be your turn! Business Focus on Enforcement will give trade associations and representative business groups, instead of civil servants, the dominant role in identifying enforcement issues and driving reform to benefit their industries. The initiative will also provide the opportunity to present findings directly to Ministers and regulators.

    We are inviting applications from trade associations and other representative business groups to lead reviews examining the impact on their area or sector of the way that regulations are enforced by national regulators and local authorities.

    See the Business Focus on Enforcement area to find more information and apply.  

    You can also follow us on twitter @JoKaczmarekBIS and join in the conversation using #focusonenforce.

  • The Most Recent Contributions On Areas In Focus

    • Contribution by: Mark Morsman

      Comment by: Mark Morsman Capacity: I am commenting on behalf of a trade association or representative body Suggestion: I am forwarding this letter on behalf of Mr Andrew Bradley, Chairman … Continue reading

    • Contribution by: Alex

      Comment by: Alex Capacity: I am commenting on behalf of the SME I work for or own Suggestion: planning permission for childminders and/or child carers who primarily work from home … Continue reading

    • Contribution by: S Michaels

      Comment by: S Michaels Focus area: Appeals Regulator concerned: Trading Standards (Local Authority) Comment: I am a Trading Standards Officer – my job regularly involves giving advice to businesses that … Continue reading

    • Contribution by: John Shattock

      Comment by: John Shattock Focus area: Childcare Regulator concerned: Environmental Heath (Local Authority),Health and Safety Executive (HSE),OFSTED Comment: We are an organisation with 216 locations in over 100 different local … Continue reading

    • Contribution by: Sarah Beene

      Comment by: Sarah Beene Focus area: Childcare Regulator concerned: Planning ( Local Authority) Comment: We are an organisation with 216 locations with over 100 different local authority areas. Following several … Continue reading

    • Contribution by: Helena Meineck

      Comment by: Helena Meineck Focus area: Childcare Regulator concerned: OFSTED Comment: Two years ago I had my first Ofsted inspection. It was a fast and furious inspection lasting only one … Continue reading

    • Contribution by: Helena Meineck

      Comment by: Helena Meineck Focus area: Childcare Regulator concerned: Local Authority or Fire Authority Comment: Local Authority Early Years and Childcare Services/ Early Years Advisors. I would like to know … Continue reading

    • Contribution by: Tracy Pitman

      Comment by: Tracy Pitman Focus area: Childcare Regulator concerned: OFSTED Comment: As a manager of a rural Pre-School undertaking the Early Years foundation degree (part time and hoping to start … Continue reading

    • Contribution by: Jo Martin

      Comment by: Jo Martin Focus area: Childcare Regulator concerned: OFSTED Comment: I am a local authority worker supporting childminders. The government criticise LAs for asking childcare providers to undertake work … Continue reading

    • Contribution by: stacey green

      Comment by: stacey green Focus area: Childcare Regulator concerned: OFSTED Comment: Starting off with Registration I had a very good experience of registering with Ofsted. This was in part due … Continue reading