Red Tape Challenge
Agenda
•The UK’s Better Regulation Framework
One-In, Two-Out
Focus on Enforcement
•The Red Tape Challenge
Methodol...
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UK’s better regulation programme
•Priorities: less regulation, better regulation, and regulation as a last resort
“I ...
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Key Framework Components
Stock (Existing Regulation)
Flow
(New Regulation)
Red Tape Challenge Focus on Enforcement ...
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‘One-in, Two-out’
•Each Department (Ministry) must ensure that the value of new INs is offset by OUTs of double that a...
Focus on Enforcement
•Sector reviews of business experience of enforcement of legislation in an area. E.g. fire safety, s...
Red Tape Challenge
•A cross-Government programme to tackle inherited stock of regulations
•A public website to let busin...
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Red Tape Challenge: Tackling stock
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The Prime Minister set a challenge in April 2011:
“We need to tackle regulation...
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UNCLASSIFIED
7. Post Star Chamber
4. Analyse comments
and concerns raised
2. Assign them to
themes
3. Launch a th...
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UNCLASSIFIED
7. Post Star Chamber
4. Analyse comments
and concerns raised
2. Assign them to
themes
3. Launch a t...
1. Identify regulation
•First time Government has attempted to identify all live regulation which was affecting business ...
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UNCLASSIFIED
7. Post Star Chamber
4. Analyse comments
and concerns raised
2. Assign them to
themes
3. Launch a t...
13
Themes we have looked at…
• Retail
• Hospitality, Food and Drink
• Road Transportation
• Health and Safety
• Manu...
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UNCLASSIFIED
7. Post Star Chamber
4. Analyse comments
and concerns raised
2. Assign them to
themes
3. Launch a t...
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Launch on Web:
‘Spotlight’
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UNCLASSIFIED
7. Post Star Chamber
4. Analyse comments
and concerns raised
2. Assign them to
themes
3. Launch a t...
17
(May 5): “We cannot sell Christmas crackers to under-16s because they fall within the scope of the legislation. Such c...
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UNCLASSIFIED
7. Post Star Chamber
4. Analyse comments
and concerns raised
2. Assign them to
themes
3. Launch a t...
19
5. External input woven in throughout
• Crowd-sourcing
• Sector champions
• Panels of ‘real’ businesses
• External...
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UNCLASSIFIED
7. Post Star Chamber
4. Analyse comments
and concerns raised
2. Assign them to
themes
3. Launch a t...
21
• Star Chamber meetings felt different
• officials (not Ministers) in front of Oliver Letwin & Matt Hancock
• the po...
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UNCLASSIFIED
7. Post Star Chamber
4. Analyse comments
and concerns raised
2. Assign them to
themes
3. Launch a t...
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UNCLASSIFIED
7. Post Star Chamber
4. Analyse comments
and concerns raised
2. Assign them to
themes
3. Launch a t...
8. Collective Agreement & Reducing Regulation Committee
Cabinet Sub-Committees
•Economic Affairs (Reducing Regulation) s...
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UNCLASSIFIED
7. Post Star Chamber
4. Analyse comments
and concerns raised
2. Assign them to
themes
3. Launch a t...
•Company Law: Gave more businesses flexibility on auditing accounts, saving businesses £300m / yr
•Environment: Introduce...
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UNCLASSIFIED
Challenges & Lessons
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“Well, if it can be thought, it can be done, a problem can be overcome”
• Vir...
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External input helped drive the change
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• Counter-cultural to many – surely key role of Whitehall to regulate?
• ...
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Any Questions
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Useful links
Better Regulation Executive website:
•https://www.gov.uk/government/policies/reducing-the-impact-of- re...
Natalie bodek
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Natalie bodek

Natalie Bodek is the Head of Road and Planning Administration Policy and Assistant Director for the Red Tape Challenge in the United Kingdom.
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
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Transcripts - Natalie bodek

  • 1. Red Tape Challenge
  • 2. Agenda •The UK’s Better Regulation Framework One-In, Two-Out Focus on Enforcement •The Red Tape Challenge Methodology Successes Lessons Learned 2
  • 3. 3 UK’s better regulation programme •Priorities: less regulation, better regulation, and regulation as a last resort “I want us to be the first government in modern history to leave office having reduced the overall burden of regulation, rather than increasing it.” Prime Minister David Cameron’s letter to all Cabinet Ministers 6 April 2011
  • 4. 4 Key Framework Components Stock (Existing Regulation) Flow (New Regulation) Red Tape Challenge Focus on Enforcement One-In, Two-Out European Regulation
  • 5. 5 ‘One-in, Two-out’ •Each Department (Ministry) must ensure that the value of new INs is offset by OUTs of double that amount •All new regulation requires an Impact Assessment quantified as Equivalent Annual Net Cost to Business(EANCB) •All IAs subject to independent verification by Regulatory Policy Committee (RPC) Total value of ‘INs’ £30M Total value of ‘OUTs’ £60M Ranking Department OITO position (SNR5-7) (£m) 1 Department for Communities and Local Government -£102.01 2 Department for Business, Innovation & Skills -£68.12 4 Department for Transport -£46.77 5 Department for Culture, Media & Sport / Government Equalities Office -£40.78 6 Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs -£27.88 7 Department for Work & Pensions / Health and Safety Executive -£11.23 3 Department of Energy & Climate Change -£3.67 8 Food Standards Agency -£0.67 9 Ministry of Justice £0.00 10 Cabinet Office £0.00 11 Department of Health £0.00 12 Department for Education £2.78 13 Home Office £10.69 14 HM Treasury £26.00
  • 6. Focus on Enforcement •Sector reviews of business experience of enforcement of legislation in an area. E.g. fire safety, small food manufacturing, chemicals •Findings not recommendations. Departments/ regulators determine actions in response •New initiative announced in Dec 2013: “Business Focus on Enforcement”. Business Groups invited to bid to run reviews of regulatory enforcement •BIS Ministers selected 3 ‘pathfinder’ reviews 6
  • 7. Red Tape Challenge •A cross-Government programme to tackle inherited stock of regulations •A public website to let business and taxpayers have their say about burdensome regulations they face •Intention is to root out unnecessary, overcomplicated regulation that strangles businesses and economic growth 7
  • 8. 8 Red Tape Challenge: Tackling stock 8 The Prime Minister set a challenge in April 2011: “We need to tackle regulation with vigour both to free businesses to compete and create jobs, and give people greater freedom and personal responsibility... Our starting point is that a regulation should go or its aim achieved in a different, non-government way, unless there is a clear and good justification for government being involved. And even where there is a good case for this, we must sweep away unnecessary bureaucracy and complexity, end gold-plating of EU directives, and challenge overzealous administration and enforcement” http://www.number10.gov.uk/news/letter-from-the-prime-minister-on-cutting-red-tape/
  • 9. 9 UNCLASSIFIED 7. Post Star Chamber 4. Analyse comments and concerns raised 2. Assign them to themes 3. Launch a theme and seek views 5. Internal/External Challenge 6. Star Chamber 8. Collective Agreement & Reducing Regulation Committee 9. Second Implementation Star Chamber 1. Identify regulations RTC Methodology
  • 10. 10 UNCLASSIFIED 7. Post Star Chamber 4. Analyse comments and concerns raised 2. Assign them to themes 3. Launch a theme and seek views 5. Internal/External Challenge 6. Star Chamber 8. Collective Agreement & Reducing Regulation Committee 9.Second Implementation Star Chamber 1. Identify regulations
  • 11. 1. Identify regulation •First time Government has attempted to identify all live regulation which was affecting business •Departments were tasked with identifying all regulation owned by them, and its cost to business 11
  • 12. 12 UNCLASSIFIED 7. Post Star Chamber 4. Analyse comments and concerns raised 2. Assign them to themes 3. Launch a theme and seek views 5. Internal/External Challenge 6. Star Chamber 8. Collective Agreement & Reducing Regulation Committee 9. Second Implementation Star Chamber 1. Identify regulations
  • 13. 13 Themes we have looked at… • Retail • Hospitality, Food and Drink • Road Transportation • Health and Safety • Manufacturing • Environment • Equalities • Children’s Services & Independent Schools • Employment Related Law • Rail • Energy • Housing & Construction • Water • Challenger Businesses • Enforcement • Medicines • Maritime • Aviation • Company & Commercial Law • Insolvency • Pensions • Civil Society • Marine • Sports & Recreation • Business Services • Healthy Living & Social Care • Legal Services • Planning Administration • General Aviation • Agriculture, Animal Health and Welfare, Plant Health and Forestry 13
  • 14. 14 UNCLASSIFIED 7. Post Star Chamber 4. Analyse comments and concerns raised 2. Assign them to themes 3. Launch a theme and seek views 5. Internal/External Challenge 6. Star Chamber 8. Collective Agreement & Reducing Regulation Committee 9. Second Implementation Star Chamber 1. Identify regulations
  • 15. 15 Launch on Web: ‘Spotlight’ 15
  • 16. 16 UNCLASSIFIED 7. Post Star Chamber 4. Analyse comments and concerns raised 2. Assign them to themes 3. Launch a theme and seek views 5. Internal/External Challenge 6. Star Chamber 8. Collective Agreement & Reducing Regulation Committee 9. Second Implementation Star Chamber 1. Identify regulations
  • 17. 17 (May 5): “We cannot sell Christmas crackers to under-16s because they fall within the scope of the legislation. Such common and low-risk goods, which we do not believe were the intended focus of the legislation, should be exempted.” (May 26): “We wish to allow guests to pre-order champagne for special occasions (to be waiting for them in a B&B room) or a bottle of wine to go with their dinner in the self-catering accommodation – this is a service (we are not next door to pubs or shops) and unlikely to create profit. For this we would have to go through the same licensing procedure and costs as a pub.” (May 23): “This regulation requires that no smoking signs be placed at each entrance to smoke-free premises. The ban on smoking in enclosed public spaces has now been in force for a number of years we see little need for businesses to continually replace signage [..] The signs are also unsightly as well as unneeded” (Nov 14): “Extend the qualifying period to 2 years – compulsory mediation like you are introducing in other areas such as divorce”. 4. Analyse comments and concerns
  • 18. 18 UNCLASSIFIED 7. Post Star Chamber 4. Analyse comments and concerns raised 2. Assign them to themes 3. Launch a theme and seek views 5. Internal/External Challenge 6. Star Chamber 8. Collective Agreement & Reducing Regulation Committee 9. Second Implementation Star Chamber 1. Identify regulations
  • 19. 19 5. External input woven in throughout • Crowd-sourcing • Sector champions • Panels of ‘real’ businesses • External ‘Challenge Panels’ • Twitter / social media • LinkedIn group • Alternatives to regulation • Behaviour change
  • 20. 20 UNCLASSIFIED 7. Post Star Chamber 4. Analyse comments and concerns raised 2. Assign them to themes 3. Launch a theme and seek views 5. Internal/External Challenge 6. Star Chamber 8. Collective Agreement & Reducing Regulation Committee 9. Second Implementation Star Chamber 1. Identify regulations
  • 21. 21 • Star Chamber meetings felt different • officials (not Ministers) in front of Oliver Letwin & Matt Hancock • the policy lead did the speaking (however junior) • business presence (often) Oliver Letwin – Minister for Government Policy Matthew Hancock– Minister for Business and Energy 6. Star Chamber
  • 22. 22 UNCLASSIFIED 7. Post Star Chamber 4. Analyse comments and concerns raised 2. Assign them to themes 3. Launch a theme and seek views 5. Internal/External Challenge 6. Star Chamber 8. Collective Agreement & Reducing Regulation Committee 9. Second Implementation Star Chamber 1. Identify regulations
  • 23. 23 UNCLASSIFIED 7. Post Star Chamber 4. Analyse comments and concerns raised 2. Assign them to themes 3. Launch a theme and seek v iews 5. Internal/External Challenge 6. Star Chamber 8. Collectiv e Agreement & Reducing Regulation Committee 9.Second Implementation Star Chamber 1. Identify regulations
  • 24. 8. Collective Agreement & Reducing Regulation Committee Cabinet Sub-Committees •Economic Affairs (Reducing Regulation) sub- Committee •Home Affairs Committee •European Affairs Committee 24 Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, Rt Hon Dr Vince Cable MP Deputy PM, Rt Hon Nick Clegg MP Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Rt Hon Philip Hammond MP
  • 25. 25 UNCLASSIFIED 7. Post Star Chamber 4. Analyse comments and concerns raised 2. Assign them to themes 3. Launch a theme and seek v iews 5. Internal/External Challenge 6. Star Chamber 8. Collectiv e Agreement & Reducing Regulation Committee 9.Second Implementation Star Chamber 1. Identify regulations
  • 26. •Company Law: Gave more businesses flexibility on auditing accounts, saving businesses £300m / yr •Environment: Introduced clearer statutory guidance to reduce uncertainty about contaminated land to avoid costly, unnecessary, remediation operations and save businesses £132m / yr •Health & Safety: Announced that 100,000s of low risk businesses such as shops, offices etc. would be removed from proactive H&S inspections (except where there has been an incident or poor track record) •Employment Law: Introduced Early Conciliation to avoid the cost and stress of an Employment Tribunal for all and save businesses £24m per year •Health & Safety: Legislated so that businesses are no longer automatically liable for an accident in the work place that isn’t their fault •Equality Act: employers no longer liable for staff harassment by a 3rd party Key Reforms Delivered to Date 27
  • 27. 28 UNCLASSIFIED Challenges & Lessons 28 “Well, if it can be thought, it can be done, a problem can be overcome” • Virtually the whole statute book was a lot! More targeted next time? • It is not just about the regulations but also how they are enforced and the guidance and advice that accompanies them • Departments’ ability to push it – resources; Ministers; political priorities • Parliamentary process – sheer volume of reform • Seeing things through to completion • Communicating the success – businesses still see new regulation coming in • Crowd-sourcing – needs a feedback loop. And didn’t replace need for formal consultation on substantial changes • Data protection UNCLASSIFIED
  • 28. 29 External input helped drive the change 29 • Counter-cultural to many – surely key role of Whitehall to regulate? • Lots of external input provided new ideas; new evidence; reality checks... ...and gave Ministers substance to challenge Depts’ defence of regulation. • But combined with: • Alignment with other incentives – the need to find ‘OUTs’ ; growth; efficiency; Civil Service Reform, digital by default... • Strong (and sustained) central and political momentum • Pace - ambitious targets in tight timescales • Supported by lean joint Cabinet Office/BIS team, partnering with Depts UNCLASSIFIED UNCLASSIFIED
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  • 31. Any Questions 32
  • 32. 33 Useful links Better Regulation Executive website: •https://www.gov.uk/government/policies/reducing-the-impact-of- regulation-on-business Red Tape Challenge website: •www.redtapechallenge.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/ Focus on Enforcement website: •http://discuss.bis.gov.uk/focusonenforcement/ Statement of New Regulation •https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for- business-innovation-skills/series/bis-statement-of-new-regulation

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