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Departmental Business Regulation

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 20th July 2011.

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Photo of Chuka Umunna Chuka Umunna Shadow Minister (Business, Innovation and Skills)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many regulations that impose costs on businesses his Department has (a) introduced and (b) removed since 1 September 2010; what the net effect on the costs on businesses of such introductions and removals was; and what regulations have been excluded from the one-in one-out system because they address (i) emergencies and (ii) systemic financial risks since 1 September 2010.

Photo of Chris Grayling Chris Grayling The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

Since 1 September 2010 the Department has introduced one set of regulations that imposes costs on business and removed one such set of regulations. The net effect is a reduction of costs on business.

The Department has not excluded any regulations from the one-in one-out system because they address emergencies or systemic financial risks.

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