Licensees urged to tell Government about red tape worries

By Michelle Perrett

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Red tape: a concern for licensees
Red tape: a concern for licensees
Licensees will get their chance to tell the Government which pieces of red tape they think should be scrapped. The new Red Tape challenge website,...

Licensees will get their chance to tell the Government which pieces of red tape they think should be scrapped.

The new Red Tape challenge website, launched today, will let licensees submit their views on regulations that affect the food, drink and hospitality sector, between 6 to 20 May.

This can be anything from health and safety legislation, employment regulations to the terms of the Licensing Act.

Prime Minister David Cameron said: "We need to tackle regulation with vigour, both to free businesses to compete and create jobs, and give people greater freedom and personal responsibility.

"Of course we need proper standards, for example in areas like fire safety and food safety. So where regulation is well-designed and proportionate, it should stay. But it is hard to believe that we need government regulations on issues such as ice cream van musical jingles. That's why I want us to be the first government in modern history to leave office having reduced the overall burden of regulation, rather than increasing it."

The Red Tape challenge website is available at www.redtapechallenge.cabinetoffice.gov.uk​.

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