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In March 2017 the Growth Duty (set out in section 108 of the Deregulation Act 2015) came into force for a number of UK regulators, including Ofqual. The Growth Duty requires us to:
have regard to the desirability of promoting economic growth when exercising our regulatory functions
as part of this, consider the importance for the promotion of economic growth of exercising regulatory functions in a way which ensures action is only taken when it is needed, and that any action taken is proportionate