Manufacturers call for ‘bolder’ green reforms

UK manufacturers claim they haven’t seen benefits of the government’s “green” red tape challenge. It was launched in 2012 and allowed environmental regulations to be simpler and more effective. The government is being urged by manufacturers to go further in reforming legislation. Only one in 10 manufacturers said the scheme saved them money and time, according to […]

DECC scraps business red tape

DECC has scrapped 86 rules and slimmed down 48 others to make life easier for businesses. Part of the Government’s ‘red tape challenge’ which was launched in 2011, it is said the changes could save businesses around £400 million over the next 20 years alongside other reforms to the energy market. This includes simplifications to […]

£1bn savings from cutting green tape

Unnecessary environmental regulation is to be scrapped and could save UK business £1 billion over five years. This is according to DEFRA, which launched a ‘Red Tape Challenge’ last year. Announcing the results of DEFRA’s study, the Environment Secretary maintained cuts would not distract the department from its goals. Caroline Spelman said: “I want to […]

Last chance to have say in DECC’s energy Red Tape Challenge

This week is the public’s last chance to get across their views on energy regulations as part of the Government’s blitz on red tape. Energy Minister Charles Hendry launched the energy department’s involvement in the Cabinet Office’s Red Tape Challenge in November last year. It is part of the Government’s bid to cut back on […]

Have your say on the Government’s Red tape survey

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 […]

Confusion over red tape challenge

The Government’s red tape challenge for the energy sector got off to a shaky start when an official admitted the CRC can’t be scrapped under its remit. Dr Jeanie Cruickshank, Head of Better Regulation at DECC, was speaking at npower’s Red Tape Challenge briefing in Central London this morning. She admitted scrapping the unpopular scheme […]

Survey launched into energy sector red tape

The energy sector is being asked where it wants to cut red tape. The utility and energy industry is being asked for its views as part of the coalition’s plan to cut bureaucracy across the whole of government. Ironically, the survery begins on October 27th, almost three months after the planned publication of the Energy […]