Department for Work and Pensions: Regulation

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered at on 9 January 2018.

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Photo of Priti Patel Priti Patel Conservative, Witham

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what processes his Department has put in place to (a) monitor, (b) collate cost information on, (c) review and (d) respond to requests to amend or revoke regulations introduced by his Department.

Photo of Caroline Dinenage Caroline Dinenage The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

New regulation with an impact on business is subject to a review clause, and a review of this regulation will be required by a date specified in each piece of legislation. The Department responds to any requests for regulation to be revoked or amended on a case by case basis. Information on costs is recorded in Impact Assessments where there is a significant impact on business.

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