Cabinet Office: EU Law

Cabinet Office written question – answered on 13th November 2015.

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Photo of Philip Davies Philip Davies Conservative, Shipley

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, which regulations his Office introduced as a result of EU legislation in (a) 2013, (b) 2014 and (c) 2015 to date; which regulations his Office expects to implement as a result of EU legislation in (i) 2016 and (ii) 2017; and what estimate he has made of the cost of each such regulation to the (A) public purse and (B) private sector.

Photo of Matthew Hancock Matthew Hancock The Paymaster General and Minister for the Cabinet Office

No regulations were introduced by the Cabinet Office as a result of EU legislation in 2013 and 2014.

So far in 2015 the Cabinet Office has introduced the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 which have estimated net annual savings of £3.6 Billion. No further regulations arising from EU legislation are planned for introduction in 2015.

Looking ahead to 2016 two regulations are expected to be implemented by the Cabinet Office as a result of EU legislation. These are the Utilities Contract Regulations and Concessions Contract Regulations.

Details of all the estimated costs to the Public Purse and Private Sector are provided in the table below:


Title of Regulation

Cost to Business

Cost to Public Purse






Public Contracts Regulations 2015

£3.6Billion saving


Utilities Contract Regulations



Concessions Contract Regulations





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