The Forum of Private Business (FPB) has added its voice to calls for the Government to reduce red tape for pubs.
The FPB has urged Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, John Hutton, to do more to cut down on rules and regulations and help small businesses save money.
The FPB's policy representative, Matt Goodman met with Hutton yesterday to discuss a new report called 'Delivering Simplification Plans'. The FPB reported that although a start has been made in cutting unnecessary bureaucracy, the government must push on and make more meaningful reforms by 2010.
"There has been a first step, but the FPB is driving home the message that it should be seen as the groundwork for more substantial reforms," Goodman said. "The Government needs to be prepared to push through a culture change with regards to cutting red tape. The report mentions putting smaller businesses first. The FPB will continue to work to make sure that this commitment is followed through."