Government bid to slash red tape welcomed

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Government plans to cut red tape and review legislation have been welcomed by the Forum for Private Businesses (FPB). The moves to introduce a...

Government plans to cut red tape and review legislation have been welcomed by the Forum for Private Businesses (FPB).

The moves to introduce a cabinet 'star chamber' to slash red tape could potentially free up time and help licensees.

The Forum's chief executive Phil Orford said: "Our calls for a comprehensive review of red tape finally appear to have been heard.

"The first job of the new star chamber will be to scrutinise all new regulations that are in the pipeline and that has to be welcomed."

He added: "We look forward to an enterprise culture that is conducive to small business growth rather than restrictive, as we have at present with the record levels of red tape that exist."

Last year research by the FPB revealed that red tape costs smaller employers, such as pubs, £9.3bn a year in internal costs and that they spend 37 hours per month ensuring they comply with the law.

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