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Can better regulatory delivery affect growth?

The paper aims to clarify and inform policy by highlighting three interlinked ways that regulatory delivery can impact on growth: by reducing…

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The paper aims to clarify and inform policy by highlighting three interlinked ways that regulatory delivery can impact on growth: by reducing costs, improving confidence and control and realising wider economic benefits. It focuses on the delivery of regulation that impacts directly on business and is targeted at those involved in regulatory policy and front line practitioners

BRDO Chief Executive Graham Russell said:

“The focus of effective regulatory delivery is increasingly on the outcomes that we all want to see in our communities. Alongside effective protection, the economic health of our communities is a high priority for the Government.

“We are pleased to offer this paper for discussion. It argues that a positive regulatory environment can contribute significantly to economic development and sustainable growth. In short, good regulatory delivery can also be good business. The paper focuses on the delivery of regulation, because it is often the day-to-day experience of how regulation is delivered and enforced that matters most to business.”

Regulation and Growth illustrates ways that national and local regulators are already contributing to business growth outside the financial and privatised sectors and considers areas that could be developed further. BRDO is working closely with local government stakeholders and national and local regulatory partners to collate case studies and develop a practical toolkit which can enable service leaders and practitioners to develop their work in this area.

The report can be found on the BRDO website Send any views or examples of best practice to

Notes for Editors

  1. The Better Regulation Delivery Office (BRDO) was established on 1 April 2012 to drive better delivery of regulation. It promotes a simple and clear regulatory environment in which businesses have the confidence to invest and grow, and citizens and communities are properly protected.

  2. As an independent unit within the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, it is guided by a Representative Steering Group.

  3. Operating nationally from its office in Birmingham, BRDO provides evidence-based advice and support to the UK and Welsh Governments, and guidance to local regulators. It ensures business is heard in the delivery of regulation and develops practical tools for regulators. It targets regulatory delivery issues that matter to business and supports and shares innovative approaches to good enforcement that encourage growth.

  4. Working alongside the Better Regulation Executive (BRE), BRDO will help to deliver a coherent programme of regulatory reform, and help British firms get on with running their business.

Notes to Editors

Contact Information

Name Aidan Steer Job Title

Division Department for Business, Innovation and Skills Phone 020 7215 5245 Fax



Published 4 April 2012