Policy paper

Cut EU red tape: support for the COMPETE principles

Detailed overview of stakeholder support for the Business Taskforce COMPETE principles to cut EU red tape.

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



Provides a detailed overview of stakeholder support for the COMPETE principles. This builds on the summary of stakeholder support outlined in the November 2014 Business Taskforce progress report ‘Cut EU red tape: one year on’. It includes evidence of support from:

  • the European Parliament
  • the European Council
  • the Commission’s High Level Group on Administrative Burdens
  • important EU and UK business organisations
  • other stakeholders

The COMPETE principles were originally called for in the October 2013 Business Taskforce report ‘Cut EU red tape’, aimed at preventing unnecessary future EU legislation.

Published 25 February 2015