The Brexit Opportunities Department of the Department for Business & Trade have launched a 12 week call for evidence concerning the regulatory landscape as part of the Smarter Regulation programme.
The purpose of this call for evidence is to understand:
- What works well and what could be improved in how regulators operate to deliver for the sectors they serve. They are particularly interested in success stories and areas for improvement on regulatory agility, proportionality, and consistency of approach.
- Any further steps that can be taken to reform the existing stock of regulation on the UK statute book.
Most of the questions in the call for evidence are, unless otherwise stated, applicable to all stakeholders – businesses, consumers, regulators, and other bodies. However, they are particularly interested in responses from small businesses and consumers.
They are also keen to hear from businesses regarding their experience of interacting with regulators, including both the perception of regulatory complexity and costs as well as the benefits.
This call for evidence will last for 12 weeks, closing on 7 January 2024 and can be accessed here.