Forms and regulation
- December 2007: Defra's third Simplification Plan, Cutting Red Tape
- December 2007: Update to Statement of forthcoming legislation for Defra in 2007 (PDF 300 KB)
- November 2007: Defra's response to Lifting the Burdens Taskforce report
In February 2007 Defra published an update to their Statement of forthcoming legislation. The latest statement is a revision, showing when new regulations impacting businesses and the public at large have taken / will take effect during . This statement is part of a cross Whitehall initiative to give businesses more certainty, and allow them to plan for changes to regulatory requirements. An additional update will be published on 31 January 2008.
- Statement of forthcoming legislation for Defra in 2007 (PDF 300 KB) - updated December 2007
Forms and licences
To complete a form or apply for a licence, please go to our Forms and licences pages. Please note: the guidance given is not intended to provide a full legal interpretation of the relevant law. It is up to each individual business to check how the detailed legislation will apply to them in practice.
Defra is committed to improving the way we regulate and delivering a better service to our customers.
Impact assessment is an essential tool used throughout the policy making process. Impact assessments are designed to set out in a structured way all options and the cost and benefit information of each option for all policy proposals. They must consider the effect on climate change and carbon reduction and, where necessary, they must also consider issues such as competition, health, legal aid and race equality. New arrangements for IAs are expected to be introduced from May 2007.
Further information is available on our Help page about downloading or reading Adobe Acrobat PDF files.
Page last modified: 11 December 2007