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Ofqual's regulatory burden statement

Statements that fulfil our requirement under the Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Act 2009.

Documents

Regulatory burden statement, 2018

Regulatory Burden statement - March 2017

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Regulatory Burden Statement - March 2015

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We are required to publish an annual statement on our plans to keep our regulatory functions under review and to not impose or maintain any unnecessary burden. We must take this into account in how we regulate over the next 12 month period. For completeness, this statement also sets out our earlier activity in these areas.

In the next 12 months, we will continue to keep our work under review and manage burden. We aim to do this by:

  1. Continuing to review our regulatory framework to identify whether any of our rules or guidance need to be updated, amended or withdrawn in order to keep the framework fit for purpose.
  2. Continuing to develop and refine the evidence we have for our cost-benefit analysis in regulatory impact assessments. The information will inform our impact assessment calculations, minimise burden where appropriate and help improve our decision making.
  3. Sharing more findings from audits, wherever possible, so that all awarding organisations can benefit from our insights regarding the current practice of other awarding organisations.
  4. Continuing to develop and enhance our awarding organisation portal. We will provide further options to make our communications with awarding organisations more effective.
  5. Wherever possible, working with Qualification Wales and the Council for Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment, as we regulate many of the same awarding organisations.

We will continue to identify opportunities in our regulatory activities and processes to reduce or not maintain unnecessary burden. We will also listen and respond to any feedback from awarding organisations that we are imposing or maintaining unnecessary burden on them.

Published 31 March 2017
Last updated 3 April 2018 + show all updates
  1. Published the 2018 regulatory burden statement.
  2. First published.