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GORDON HENDERSON MP

FOR SITTINGBOURNE & SHEPPEY

MP urges businesses and individuals to get involved in regulation audit

6th May 2011
MP urges businesses and individuals to get involved in regulation audit

Local MP, Gordon Henderson is urging his local businesses and individuals to get involved in an audit, which will cut the burden of unnecessary red tape.

The Cabinet Office intends to review over 21,000 regulations and are inviting businesses and individuals to have their say on which ones should be scrapped

The audit is one of six new steps that the Government is taking to save businesses both time and money. The other five steps are:

1. Introduce a three year exemption from new domestic regulation for micro-businesses and start-ups.
2. Scrap the proposed extension of the right to request flexible working to parents of 17 year olds.
3. Withdraw the planned extension of the right to request time to train to companies with fewer than 250 employees.
4. Implement the proposals of Lord Young’s review of health and safety.
5. Lighten the audit requirements on small companies.

Anyone wanting to make a submission can do so by visiting: www.redtapechallenge.co.uk.

Mr Henderson said,

“I support this Government initiative and believe this is a great opportunity for businesses and individuals in Sittingbourne and Sheppey to let the Government know which regulations are adversely affecting them.

“Time and money are extremely important to local businesses and should not be wasted on regulations which hinder their services and performance.”

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