Better Regulation Executive

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The Better Regulation Executive is a part of the British Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. It is in charge of regulatory reform across the British Government.


Issue: Some regulations are ineffective and unnecessary. Complying with them costs businesses time and money, and can restrict growth. Red tape can also make running charities and community groups more challenging than it needs to be there the government wants to ensure all regulations are fair and effective. Better Regulation Executive sole purpose is effectively to strike the right balance between protecting people’s rights, health and safety and freeing them from unnecessary bureaucracy.


  • controlling the number of new regulations by operating a ‘one in, two out’ rule for business regulation
  • assessing the impact of each regulation
  • reviewing the effectiveness of government regulations
  • reducing regulation for small businesses
  • improving enforcement of government regulations
  • using alternatives to regulation
  • reducing the cost of EU regulation on UK business


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