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The Government is calling for industry views to help DECC identify troublesome and unnecessary regulation in the energy sector. As part of the wider ‘Red Tape Challenge’ across Whitehall, comments […]

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By Tom Gibsn

The Government is calling for industry views to help DECC identify troublesome and unnecessary regulation in the energy sector. As part of the wider ‘Red Tape Challenge’ across Whitehall, comments can be made from today until the 30th December.

Energy Minister Charles Hendry said: “We need to sharpen up. We need smart, practical, efficient regulation which protects our environment but also supports business in generating the necessary investment, innovation and skills rather than creating unnecessary barriers to growth and job creation.”

DECC is removing redundant regulation such as the Coal and other Mines (Horses) Order 1956 which regulated the health of horses in mines, despite none being used in a mine in decades.

Submissions can be made on the Red Tape Challenge website www.redtapechallenge.cabinetoffice.gov.uk