Report by the Forestry Regulation Task Force: 2013 update
This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government
How the government has taken forward the Task Force's recommendations for reducing regulatory burden so far.
Ref: PB13947 PDF, 171KB, 21 pages
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Government has published a one year update to the Government Response to the Forestry Regulation Task Force. The update report shows good progress against all our commitments including:
- Significantly increasing activity to address plant health and biosecurity threats
- Overseeing a continued increase in the amount of woodland in management
- Improving the customer interface for forestry grants and regulations
- Encouraging and supporting an industry led approach to tackling forestry’s very poor health and safety record
- Consulting on legislation to remove forestry-only activities from the scope of the Gangmasters Licensing Authority.