Good regulation doesn’t only minimise burdens but is also effective in delivering benefits for individuals, businesses and society. Effective regulation brings benefits – like the extra trade and reduced prices that competitive markets create, cleaner air and water, reduced carbon emissions, safer and healthier workplaces and food.
The Department for Work and Pensions is firmly committed to the principles of good regulation and to good quality policy-making. Through this it aims to achieve proportionate, consistent, transparent and targeted regulation that achieves its policy objective without imposing unnecessary burdens on business, the third sector or the public sector.
The Department for Business, Innovation & Skills publishes cross-government statements of new regulation.