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MP welcomes drive to cut red tape and boost growth and jobs

14th September 2012
MP welcomes drive to cut red tape and boost growth and jobs

Gordon Henderson MP has welcomed a programme announced by the Government to cut red tape and to boost growth and jobs.

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills are introducing a number of measures to help businesses including:

• Introducing legislation to help tackle the ‘compensation culture’ and protect businesses from personal injury claims.
• Liberating thousands of lower risk businesses from health and safety inspections.
• Rationalising the forest of Codes, Standards, rules, regulations and guidance that add to the cost and complexity of house-building.

The Government will also be examining approximately 6,500 regulations through the Red Tape Challenge in an effort to abolish or reduce them to at least 3,000 by December 2013.

Mr Henderson said:

“I regularly meet with local businesses and many of them complain about the level of bureaucracy involved with starting a business or trying to expand and grow.

“This announcement a step in the right direction because reducing the number of regulations will save local businesses both time and money.”

Any businesses in Sittingbourne and Sheppey who would like to discuss with Mr Henderson any issues of concern can do so by attending his next business breakfast on Friday 28th September 2012 from 8am to 10am at the St Georges Business Park on the Eurolink Industrial Estate in Sittingbourne. For further information, visit and register as a member for FREE.

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