Policy paper

Cut EU red tape: Business Taskforce report - one year on

An update on implementing recommendations in the 2013 Business Taskforce report and the COMPETE principles that aim to reduce EU regulation.

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



Provides an update on what we have achieved in implementing each of the 30 individual recommendations in the October 2013 Business Taskforce report on reducing EU regulation.

It also details support received for the COMPETE principles, which aim to filter out any new EU regulations or legislation that are not pro-growth. These principles are:

  • competitiveness test
  • one-in, one-out
  • measure impacts
  • proportionate rules
  • exemptions and lighter regimes
  • target for burden reduction
  • evaluate and enforce

See a detailed overview of stakeholder support for the COMPETE principles.

Published 6 November 2014