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"Red Tape Challenge" - are you up for it?

8 April 2011

Retail is the first sector under review in the government’s “Red Tape Challenge”. The objective of the initiative is to reduce the myriad of regulations which have, according to the government, hampered businesses and damaged the economy. The Government has launched a consultation that runs until 5 May 2011 asking the public whether existing regulations relating to the retail sector should stay or be scrapped. The retail based regulations have been divided up into different topics: consumer information and protection; dangerous and restricted goods; hallmarking; premises and trading requirements; selling vehicles, parts and fuel; Sunday trading; trading with the enemy; and weights and measures. Following the review, Ministers will have 3 months to decide which regulations they will scrap.

This appears to be a genuine opportunity for the retail sector to have its say and help determine how the industry is regulated in the future. For the initiative to work, it’s vital that those within this sector fully participate in the process.

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