Legislative reform orders: guide for policy officials

Guidance for policy officials on how to make a legislative reform order.



Advice for government officials who want to amend primary legislation through a legislative reform order (LRO).

The guidance sets out the process to meet the requirements for a LRO. It includes a flowchart of the process, a proforma to analyse potential LROs and a template for the explanatory document.

Published 23 January 2013
Last updated 18 May 2016 + show all updates
  1. Guidance updated to reflect changes to the Better Regulation Framework. The full guide now also includes a template for the explanatory document.
  2. First published.