Business, Innovation and Skills
Justin Tomlinson (North Swindon, Conservative)
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what consideration he has given to the potential contribution of the submissions to the Red Tape Challenge to the Government's objective to cut red tape.
Michael Fallon (Sevenoaks, Conservative)
All comments and submissions received as part of the Red Tape Challenge have been thoroughly analysed by Departments and fed into their proposals for cutting red tape.
In many cases, comments and submissions to the Red Tape Challenge have directly led to decisions being taken. For example, comments during the retail theme highlighted issues with overlapping and costly consumer legislation. As a consequence we have committed to scrap or improve some 12 pieces of consumer legislation. Submissions to the hospitality, food and drink theme raised problems with regulations governing entertainment licensing at small venues. The Government have consulted on removing parts of the Licensing Act 2003 to solve these problems. In response to concerns raised through the employment-related law theme we are introducing major reforms to employment tribunals.
Further examples can be found on the Red Tape Challenge website at: