Regulators may be given economic growth remit
The business department (BIS) is consulting on proposals that would require regulators to consider how their activities affect the finances of the businesses they regulateAccording to BIS, a “growth duty” will enable regulators like the Environment Agency and Natural England to respond more comprehensively to the challenge of stripping back regulatory “burdens” to the
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