Regulatory reform

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Regulatory reform concerns improvements to the quality of government regulation.

At the international level, the "OECD Regulatory Reform Programme is aimed at helping governments improve regulatory quality - that is, reforming regulations that raise unnecessary obstacles to competition, innovation and growth, while ensuring that regulations efficiently serve important social objectives".[1]

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Indonesia[edit]

The OECD produced a report in September 2012 reviewing Indonesia's regulatory reform programme, focusing on Indonesia's administrative and institutional arrangements for ensuring that regulations are effective and efficient.[2]

United Kingdom[edit]

The Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 aimed in part to "make provision for the reduction of legislative burdens".[3] Part 5, "Reduction of legislative burdens", made provision for "sunset and review provisions" in secondary legislation, i.e.

  • a power to review the effectiveness of the legislation within a specified period or at the end of a specified period
  • provision for the legislation to cease to have effect at the end of a specified day or a specified period
  • a power to consider whether the objectives which it was the purpose of the legislation to achieve remain appropriate and, if so, whether they could be achieved in another way.[4]

The Regulatory Reform (Scotland) Act 2014 sought to improve the regulation of businesses requiring certain environmental permits within Scotland whilst strengthening existing environmental protection.

United States[edit]

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