Small business appeals champions and non-economic regulators
- Department for Business, Innovation & Skills
- Part of:
- Small Business, Enterprise and Employment (SBEE) Act and Business regulation
- 25 March 2014
- Last updated:
- 4 June 2014, see all updates
This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government
This consultation has concluded
Download the full outcome
Ref: BIS/14/859 PDF, 268KB, 17 pages
Ref: BIS/14/857 PDF, 337KB, 26 pages
Small businesses appeals champions: Regulatory Policy Committee's opinion on final impact assessment
Ref: BIS/14/858 PDF, 94.3KB, 4 pages
Detail of outcome
Includes an analysis of the 25 responses received from:
- national regulators
- businesses representatives
- professional bodies
Our policy and its supporting analysis was also informed by discussions with national regulators and government departments.
We will include legistation to allow for the appointment of Small Business Appeals Champions in the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill.
This consultation ran from
A consultation on the introduction and remit of small business appeals champions in non-economic regulators.
Ref: BIS/14/673 PDF, 569KB, 35 pages
Ref: BIS/14/673RF MS Word Document, 458KB
Ref: BIS/14/674 PDF, 415KB, 25 pages
The appointment of small businesses appeals champions: Regulatory Policy Committee's opinion on consultation stage impact assessment
Ref: BIS/14/681 PDF, 83.4KB, 4 pages
In Small Business: Great Ambition, the government announced its intention to consult on the proposal to create in law and appoint an independent small business appeals champion within each non-economic regulator.
To make sure the needs of businesses, and particularly small businesses, are taken into account and for them to have confidence in the champion, the champions would need to be independent.
This consultation seeks the views of anyone with an interest in the remit and work of the national non-economic regulators on the creation of the proposed small business appeals champions. It asks for views on:
- the relative merits of both legislative and non-legislative approaches
- their possible range of powers and duties
- the scope of bodies to be included
Published: 25 March 2014
Updated: 4 June 2014
- Government response, final impact assessment, and Regulatory Policy Committee's opinion of the final impact assessment have been published.
- Impact assessment added
- First published.