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    Three new BFoE reviews published

    On Monday 23 March we published the first three Business Focus on Enforcement reviews alongside responses from the relevant regulators.  The reviews examined enforcement arrangements in respect of livestock farm inspections (led by the National Farmers Union), imports of fresh produce (led by the Fresh Produce Consortium) and the classification of electronics exports (led by techUK).

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    Focus on Enforcement

    We know ill thought out and unnecessary regulations cost business time and money. So the Government is tackling this through the Red Tape Challenge.

    But sometimes the regulation itself is fine – it is inconsistent or inappropriate enforcement that causes problems or could just be so much better.

    Focus on Enforcement looks at the impact on the regulated of how regulations are implemented and enforced by national regulators and local authorities with a view to identifying the opportunity for improvements.

    Benefits of Focus on Enforcement

    Ten reviews have been undertaken since Focus on Enforcement was announced at Budget 2012.  The findings, together with the regulators’ response, for all of these reviews can be found here.

    In February 2015, the Government announced the key outcomes of the Focus on Enforcement programme which have benefitted around 1 million company premises and boosted growth across the economy. Read more about the benefits of the Focus on Enforcement programme.

    Business Focus on Enforcement

    Business Focus on Enforcement allows trade associations and representative business groups – instead of civil servants – to bid to review how enforcement operates in their business area. Successful bidders have the chance to run a review and present their findings and the case for change, directly to relevant regulators and Ministers.

    On Monday 23 March we published the first three Business Focus on Enforcement reviews alongside responses from the relevant regulators.  The reviews examined enforcement arrangements in respect of livestock farm inspections (led by the National Farmers Union), imports of fresh produce (led by the Fresh Produce Consortium) and the classification of electronics exports (led by techUK).

    The 2014 Autumn Statement announced that the Business Focus on Enforcement programme was to be made permanent and launched a new opportunity for business groups to express interest in running a Business Focus on Enforcement review.

     

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