Consultation outcome

Small business appeals champions and non-economic regulators

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

This consultation has concluded

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Detail of outcome

Includes an analysis of the 25 responses received from:

  • national regulators
  • businesses
  • businesses representatives
  • professional bodies
  • individuals

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.

Original consultation


A consultation on the introduction and remit of small business appeals champions in non-economic regulators.

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Consultation description

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
Last updated 4 June 2014 + show all updates
  1. Government response, final impact assessment, and Regulatory Policy Committee's opinion of the final impact assessment have been published.
  2. Impact assessment added
  3. First published.