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Red Tape Challenge: Retail and Manufacturing Consultation

Open date: 23 Mar 2012

Closing date: 23 May 2012

Response date: 30 Nov 2012

The purpose of this consultation was to seek views on the amendment and removal of statutory instruments which were identified under the Retail and Manufacturing Red Tape Challenge spotlight process.

The Government's response to the consultation was published on the 16th July. This confirms the proposals we intend to take forward which include the revocation of the following measures on the 1st October 2012:

  • Bunk Beds (Entrapment Hazards) (Safety) Regulations 1987
  • Children's Clothing (Hood Cords) Regulations 1976
  • Imitation Dummies (Safety) Regulations 1993
  • Wheeled Child Conveyances (Safety) Regulations 1997
  • Gas cooking Appliances (Safety) Regulations 1989
  • Heating Appliances (Fireguards) (Safety) Regulations 1991
  • Gas Catalytic Heaters (safety) Regulations 1984
  • All-Terrain Motor Vehicle (safety) Regulations 1989
  • Cooking Utensils (Safety) Regulations 1972
  • Indication of Prices (Beds) Order 1978
  • Child Resistant Packaging and Tactile Danger Warning (Safety) (Revocation) Regulations 1992
  • Stands for Carry-cots (Safety) (Revocation) Regulations 1996
  • Magnetic Toys (Safety) (Revocation) Regulations 2009

The second Government response was published on the 30th November. This confirms the amendment and revocation of the following regulations on the 6 April 2013.

  • Pyrotechnic Articles (Safety) Regulations 2010
  • Pencils and Graphic Instruments (Safety) Regulations 1998 


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As part of government’s Red Tape Challenge, businesses and the public are invited to identify ways that ineffective, burdensome or unnecessary regulation affects growth in the business-to-business services sector.

Have your say at the Red Tape Challenge website