News & Updates

Here we’ll post all the latest news in relation to the Red Tape Challenge

25.01.12 – PM RTC BLOG ON LINKEDIN

25.01.12 – PM RTC BLOG ON LINKEDIN LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network with more than 135 million members worldwide, today announced its support of a Government initiative to promote new enterprise in the UK by reducing the burden of regulation. As part of the ‘Red Tape Challenge’ campaign launched by the Prime Minister , [...]

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04.01.12 – No10 RTC WEB CHAT

10 Downing Street are hosting an exclusive webchat, at 11.45am on 12 January, on the Disruptive Business Models theme. new TWTR.Widget({ version: 2, type: ‘search’, search: ‘#redtapewebchat’, interval: 30000, title: ‘Red Tape Challenge – No10 Web Chat’, subject: ”, width: 250, height: 260, theme: { shell: { background: ‘#d11b64′, color: ‘#ffffff’ }, tweets: { background: [...]

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22.12.11 – SIR GUS O’DONNELL ON THE RTC

SIR GUS O’DONNELL, HEAD OF THE CIVIL SERVICE, WRITES IN THE DAILY TELEGRAPH ABOUT THE RED TAPE CHALLENGE Sir Gus O’Donnell, Head of the Civi Service, has called the Red Tape Challenge his “favourite case study” of Government Departments and the Civil Service thinking creatively and reaching out to SMEs, in an article in the [...]

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15.12.11 – ROAD TRANSPORT ANNOUNCEMENT

ROAD TRANSPORT ANNOUNCEMENT – GOVERNMENT SLASHES MOTORING RED TAPE (15 December) Drivers are to be released from reams of red tape currently required by government, Transport Secretary Justine Greening announced today. Our Road Transport Red Tape Challenge spotlight was live between 20 May and 17 June – and received over 2000 comments. Within the Road [...]

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15.12.11 – EMPLOYMENT: YOU SAID, WE DID

EMPLOYMENT – YOU SAID, WE DID (23 November) Last month, the Government announced its plans to radicaly reform the employment law system – cutting unnecessary demands on business while safeguarding workers’ rights. The full BIS press notice can be found here. Your comments on our Employment Red Tape Challenge theme were used to produce this [...]

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HEALTH & SAFETY ANNOUNCEMENT

HEALTH & SAFETY ANNOUNCEMENT (28 November) The Government has announced plans to begin a major cut back of health and safety red tape as early as January, following the publication of the Löfstedt Review into health and safety legislation on the 28 November. The full DWP press notice can be found here. Professor Löfstedt’s report [...]

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TRANSFORMING REGULATORY ENFORCEMENT

TRANSFORMING REGULATORY ENFORCEMENT ANNOUNCEMENT (7 December) Plans to change the way that businesses experience ‘frontline enforcement’, such as business inspections, were published this week as part of the Government’s response to the Transforming Regulatory Enforcement consultation, which took into account comments posted on the Enforcement theme of the Red Tape Challenge. Full details of the [...]

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MANUFACTURING ANNOUNCEMENT

MANUFACTURING RED TAPE CHALLENGE ANNOUNCEMENT (29 November) As part of the Autumn Statement and Growth Review, the Government today announced the result of the Manufacturing theme of the Red Tape Challenge. Manfacturing was open for your thoughts between 21 July and 1 September – and received comments across four sub-categories: Products and Equipment, Weights and [...]

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EMPLOYMENT LAW REFORM ANNOUNCEMENT

RADICAL REFORMS TO THE EMPLOYMENT LAW SYSTEM (23 November) As part of the Government’s plan for growth and the Red Tape Challenge, Business Secretary Vince Cable last week outlined the most radical reform to the employment law system – cutting unnecessary demands on business while safeguarding workers’ rights. The Employment Red Tape Challenge theme was [...]

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Energy enters the RTC spotlight

PUTTING ENERGY RED TAPE UNDER THE SPOTLIGHT Energy Minister Charles Hendry today urged business, green groups and members of the public to help identify ineffective, burdensome or unnecessary regulation as part of the Government’s Red Tape Challenge. DECC has challenging aims to deliver – to power the country and protect the planet. To achieve this [...]

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