Commenting on the publication of the sixth Statement of New Regulation (SNR), Dr Adam Marshall, Director of Policy and External Affairs at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said:

“Businesses appreciate and cheer the government’s continued commitment to reducing regulation. Many of the measures announced, including changes to health and safety and employment legislation, respond directly to longstanding business concerns, and will boost confidence. 

“However, the government's deregulation drive will only have maximum effect if both EU regulations and tax changes - like the new PAYE RTI requirements - are assessed, scrutinised and streamlined in the same way as other new rules. Ministers must widen the scope of their deregulatory charge still further by stemming the flow of regulation from Brussels and from some Whitehall departments here at home.”

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