The Department's programme for reducing regulation is set out in our Better Regulation Simplification plan, which was published on
Measures we have already taken include:
Ensuring that new legislation comes into effect on just two common commencement dates, which is especially helpful for smaller businesses;
Helping business implement regulations with clearer information through the cross Government website www.businesslink.gov.uk:
Bringing in comprehensive guidance on maternity leave and pay;
Enabling other departments, business people, consumer representatives and the unions to scrutinise policy proposals through a ministerial challenge panel.