Privacy Policy

What information do we collect?

When you submit a comment to the Red Tape Challenge website, you will be asked to provide your name and e-mail address. By entering your details in the fields requested, you agree to your data being stored by the Red Tape Challenge Team (jointly led by Cabinet Office and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills).

Any comments you provide through the website will be made public, and shared with Departments responsible for the regulations included on Red Tape Challenge. E-mail addresses will not be published on the website. However, please note that:

All personal information will be held on the systems owned by the Cabinet Office and HM Government. Any information you provide through the Red Tape Challenge website will be viewable on this computer system by: (a) website facilitators within Departments, and (b) our external website moderators. It will not be disclosed unless it meets the conditions listed in the paragraphs above, or we are obliged or permitted by law to do so.

The Red Tape Challenge also accepts written submissions to our e-mail inbox. These submissions will not be published on the Red Tape Challenge website. Any submissions received through the inbox will be shared with Cabinet Office Red Tape Challenge team colleagues, and with relevant Departments participating in the Red Tape Challenge. As with user comments, it will not be disclosed unless it meets the conditions listed in the paragraphs above, or we are obliged or permitted by law to do so.


We welcome your feedback – both on themes covered by the Red Tape Challenge, and on accessibility of the website. To provide feedback, please fill in our contact form. If you contact us asking for information, we may need to contact other government departments to find that information. If your question is technical, we may need to pass it to our technology suppliers.

We do not pass on any of your personal information when dealing with your enquiry, unless you have given us permission to do so. Once we have replied to you, we keep a record of your message for audit purposes.

Email subscriptions

Some areas of this website offer email updates through the Red Tape Challenge newsletter. To receive these email updates, you need to register, providing your name and e-mail address. We do not share the information you provide with any third parties and we protect it in accordance with the Data Protection Act.

The Data Protection Act

Under the Data Protection Act, we have a legal duty to protect any personal data we collect from you. We use leading technologies and encryption software to safeguard personal data, and keep strict security standards to prevent any unauthorised access to it. Details on how we use personal data are provided under ‘What information do we collect’.

Access to your information and contacting us

If you wish to see our records of any correspondence you have sent to us, or if you have a query or complaint about this privacy policy or about the site, you can contact us by using the feedback form.

Changes to this privacy policy

If this privacy policy changes in any way, we will place an updated version on this page. Regularly reviewing this page ensures you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances, if any, we will share it with other parties.


3 responses to Privacy Policy

  • MR A Berry said on June 6, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    It is not just the shop workers that it affects it is other people like deliver drivers who have go in early to deliver to the shops. It also affects warehouse staff loaders and office personal . At present some companies have drivers working boxing day this should be stopped. As drivers as well as shop workers do not have much time as it is with their families. All that companies think about these days is how much money they can make and not about family values, The union needs more union reps who will stand up for the british workers and their welfare. I also think that Sunday trading should never have started and that it should have stayed with corner shops only open until 12o’clock midday. I do appreciate that people who work all week only then get Saturday to do there shopping but if you kept the late night shopping this would aleviate some of the problems. The government do not look at the bigger picture and take into account every human being in the world, and what is best for them. The goverment do not work over Christmas so why force the working class to work. So if every one stand up and says NO to the changing Sunday trading then the goverment will have to listen. Let the vioce of the people be heared .

  • Miss Donna Powell said on May 23, 2011 at 1:52 pm

    The Sunday Trading Act was put in place for a reason, The changes that the government wish to make to the sunday trading act will kill of small traders. Do you not think that the large companies are making enough money, the people who work for these large companies have to work hard for the money they are paid. And the government wanting to take away the small premiums that they earn for working weekend is more than unfair. By allowing large companies to open as and when they please will only make them have more control over the retail market then they have now. People working in shops would also lose out on having christmas day off as well. But these changes would not effect the directors , or head office staff as they would still get their weekend and christmas . Is it not about time that the small people that work for these companies were looked after instead of the fat cats. if it was not for the small people the fat cats would not get the bonuses or earn the large amounts of money like they do. NO to changing Sunday Trading.

  • elizabeth mackay said on May 11, 2011 at 7:51 pm

    sunday trading why does it have to change? i may not be the most devout christian i do not go to church every sunday but a sunday to me is a day off with my family as i work for one of the biggest supermarkets in britain i know the tacticts that will be used by my employers to get people to work these sundays .intimidation about losing your job will be used
    i have worked in retail for 15years and it is nice to have at least one day off at the weekend where i have been able to spend time with my family.there are some days that should stay special .

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