Report on a survey of businesses’ views on the extent of the burden of regulation, both in general and in specific regulatory areas, and how that burden might be reduced. The survey was carried out in January and February 2012. It found that fewer businesses felt that the overall level of regulation in the UK was an obstacle to their business success when compared to three years ago. Underlying data for this publication is available in a machine processable format on the Transparency/Report Data webpage. See also the technical report URN 12/P146.