Policy paper

Red Tape Challenge: Water and marine theme - implementation plan

Our plan to deal with the 235 water and marine regulations that we are looking to improve or scrap.

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


Red Tape Challenge – Water and Marine Theme Implementation Plan

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This paper sets out the proposed changes along with a timeline for implementation for each of the 235 water and marine regulations that we are looking to improve or scrap.

The water and marine theme covers drinking water quality, flood management, inland waterways, marine conservation and fisheries.

As with the environment theme, this seeks to deliver a balance between the removal of our regulations that are creating unnecessary barriers to innovation and efficiency, whilst at the same time continuing to protect the health of our rivers and seas, maintaining the diversity of aquatic life and managing our water and marine resources effectively.

Published 7 August 2013