The Better Regulation Action Plan published by the Treasury on 24 May is reproduced in full below.
SETTING TARGETS TO REDUCE THE BURDEN UPON BUSINESS
Objective: Set challenging targets to reduce the burden on business of administering regulations. Achieve targets by implementing the reforms recommended by the Hampton Review and the Better Regulation Task Force report (BRTF) 'Less is More' (both published in March 2005).
Departments will begin measuring the total burden upon businesses of administering regulations (e.g. the costs of form-filling, undergoing inspections, and complying with data requirements).
Businesses are invited to propose areas of regulation and its administration that are needlessly burdensome. By end-2005 the Better Regulation Executive (BRE) will ha...