What you’ve said


Smarter Guidance and Data is the Government’s response to findings that environmental guidance and data is more complex and costly than it needs to be. Before these reforms started we asked your views about what could be improved for each environmental topic through this website from 16th May to 19th July.

Who responded?

There were 405 responses: 309 on guidance and 96 on data.

Of the 309 guidance responses, 55% were from businesses and 45% were from environmental professionals such as consultants, industrial trade bodies, local authorities and members of the public. Of the business responses:

  • 45% were large businesses (250 or more employees)
  • 21% were small or medium sized businesses (between 10 and 249 employees)
  • 34% micro businesses (fewer than 10 employees)

All the 96 data responses were from business, of which:

  • 39% were large businesses
  • 35% were micro businesses
  • 18% were small businesses
  • 9% were medium sized businesses

See full results on your views on guidance.

See full results on your views on data reporting.