News & Updates

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

30.12.2014 GOVERNMENT RED TAPE DRIVE SAVES BUSINESS £10 BILLION

The Government’s red tape drive has saved business £10 billion over the last four years, new data reveals. Business Minister Matthew Hancock today announced the Government’s war on red tape has saved business £10 billion over the last four years. The Red Tape Challenge, which has been driven by businesses across the country, has acted […]

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22.10.14 WORKLOAD CHALLENGE FOR TEACHERS

The Deputy Prime Minister has today asked teachers to consider how they spend their working day in an attempt to stop a “runaway train of bureaucracy”. Teachers are being urged to tell the government what administrative tasks should be cut or scrapped altogether. Launching the workload challenge for teachers, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg says […]

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17.10.14 BUMPER HARVEST – TRACTOR SPEEDS & TRAILERS

Britain’s farmers will get a bumper harvest as the government slashes red tape to boost tractor weight and speed limits, Transport Minister Claire Perry has announced. The government will cut outdated regulation to allow higher tractor speeds and heavier tractor and trailer combinations from spring 2015. The government has also committed to develop detailed proposals […]

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03.10.14 HOME IMPROVEMENTS UP AS PLANNING FREEDOMS TAKE EFFECT

New figures show planning reform and cut red tape have enabled thousands of homeowners to make improvements, and have got Britain building. New figures released on 2nd October 2014 show for the first time how efforts to reform the planning system and cut red tape have enabled thousands of homeowners to make improvements to their […]

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14.09.2014 – HOUSING STANDARDS REVIEW PUBLISHED

Housing Standards Review Published On 12th September 2014 the Department for Communities and Local Government announced a consultation on a package of measures that will cut red tape, saving local councils and house-builders £114 million per year. The current system encourages significant differences across the country, with councils able to select from a range of […]

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24.04.14 DEFRA PUBLISH UPDATED RTC IMPLEMENTATION PLAN

Defra have published an up-to-date implementation plan. Defra’s over-arching Red Tape Challenge Implementation Plan covers all of Defra’s Red Tape Challenge commitments. This report outlines the progress made to date by Defra since Red Tape Challenge was launched by the Prime Minister in April 2011. Defra has reviewed over 1,200 regulations since April 2011. As […]

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29.01.14 STILL TO COME FROM RED TAPE CHALLENGE

The Prime Minister’s announcement (27 Jan 2014) that Government has met the Red Tape Challenge target to find 3,000 regulations to scrap and improve is a significant milestone. Over 800 of the reforms are already implemented (as at Jan 2014), with many more due in the next few months. Ministers are focused on implementation this […]

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27.01.14 3,000 REGULATIONS TO BE REFORMED OR SLASHED

Ministers promise further action to remove obstacles to growth Business Minister Michael Fallon and Cabinet Office Minister Ken Clarke today set out how the government is increasing the pace of the government’s drive to cut red tape, abolishing or improving outdated, burdensome or over-complicated regulations which waste businesses’ time and money. The commitment follows Prime […]

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27.01.14 MoJ ANNOUNCE OUTCOME OF LEGAL SERVICES THEME

DOZENS OF UNNECESSARY RULES AND REGULATIONS SCRAPPED OR IMPROVED AS MOJ RESPONDS TO RED TAPE CHALLENGE Rules and regulations around bailiffs, claims management companies and the Land Registry are among 69 being scrapped or improved by the Ministry of Justice following a review as part of the Government’s Red Tape Challenge. The Ministry considered 189 […]

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17.12.13 REMOVAL OF UNNECESSARY HEALTH & CARE REGULATION

Over two-thirds of regulations on healthy living and social care have been scrapped or improved as part of plan to reduce ‘red tape’. A review by the Department of Health found that 128 of the 555 regulations covering public health, quality of care, mental health, NHS and professional standards were not necessary. It also found […]

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