Brexit & EconomyPoliticsNew bill to cut business burden

New bill to cut business burden

The Queen promised a new regulatory enforcement and sanctions bill to ‘reduce the regulatory burden on business’

The government has promised a new bill to reduce unnecessary regulation on
businesses in the Queen’s Speech this week ­ Gordon Brown’s first as Prime
Minister.
The Queen promised a new regulatory enforcement and sanctions bill to ‘reduce
the regulatory burden on business’.

It is one of 22 bills and seven draft bills in Brown’s legislative programme.
The new measure will establish a local better regulation office, bringing
consistency to local authority enforcement.

‘It would put in place a range of administrative sanctions for regulatory
non-compliance that would complement existing criminal sanctions and require
that regulators would not maintain or impose unnecessary burdens.’

The bill would promote ‘consistent, proportionate, effective and risk-based
enforcement by trading standards and environmental health services’.

A national contributions bill will ‘raise the upper earnings threshold for
National Insurance contributions to align with the higher rate threshold for
income tax and introduce the upper accruals point for the State Second Pensions
in 2009.’

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