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Consultation on implementing the EU Services Directive

Starting Date: 05-11-07

Closing Date: 11-02-08

This consultation seeks views on the implementation of the EU Services Directive in the UK. It does not seek views on the Directive itself, but on the way we propose to meet the various obligations.

The Services Directive aims to make it easier for businesses both to set up in other Member States of the EU and to provide services cross-borders or on a temporary basis. It will achieve this through:

  • Setting up Points of Single Contact in each Member State through which providers will be able to find the information and complete the formalities necessary to do business there;
  • Facilitating greater co-operation between regulatory and authorisation bodies across the EU in the supervision of service providers;
  • Engendering consumer confidence in cross-border service provision through greater access to information and other measures;
  • Abolishing restrictive legislation and practices that hinder service providers

To view the consultation and Impact Assessment click on the links at the bottom of this page.

You can respond to the consultation online, or in Word format using the consultation response form below.

Alternatively you can respond by post, e-mail or fax using the contact details below

For more details contact:

Anne Turner/Tom Poynton
Bay 4140
1 Victoria Street
London SW1H 0ET
Tel: 020 7215 0995/0252
Fax: 020 7215 22324

Email: servicesconsultation@berr.gsi.gov.uk


Consultation Documents

Consultation Responses