Government report: ‘One-in, One-out: Second Statement of New Regulation’

In September 2011, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills published ‘One-in, One-out: Second Statement of New Regulation’.

The second Statement of New Regulation reports on the first year of application of the ‘One-in, One-out rule’ to new domestic regulation.

The main purpose of ‘One-in, One-out’ is to make Government Departments consider in greater depth whether regulation is the appropriate response to an issue, to reduce the number of new regulations that are introduced, and to ensure that regulation is only used as a last resort.

The report includes details of action the Government is taking to ‘cut the regulatory burden facing British businesses’ (annex D) and reaffirms the Government’s commitment to ‘consult on removing Equality Act requirements for businesses to take reasonable steps to prevent harassment of their staff by third parties’ (p14).

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