The Ministry of Justice, along with other Government departments, has today published its sixth Statement of New Regulation (SNR6). SNR6 provides an overview of regulations intended to be implemented by Government departments between July and December 2013.
Ministry of Justice’s SNR6 includes a package of three measures as follows:
Claims Management Rules Review (Phase 2)1. The purpose of this measure is to simplify the requirement for authorisation, reduce the level of detriment experienced by claimants and increase protection for claimants and claims management companies.
Creation of the Property Chamber2. The Property Chamber of the First-tier Tribunal will bring the judiciary of three existing jurisdictions, dealing with residential property, agricultural land and land registration, into a unified structure. There will be one set of procedural rules to support the efficient conduct of cases and there will be rationalisation of estate.
Trust (Capital and Income) Bill. The purpose of this measure is to reform, simplify and modernise trust law rules reducing expense, litigation and difficulty for the trustees of private and charitable trusts and also reducing the regulatory burden on the Charity Commission
Ministry’s of Justice’s closing One-in, Two-out (OITO) balance at the end of SNR5 (June 2013) is zero. Our closing balance at the end of SNR6 (December 2013) is expected to remain at zero, and our overall aggregate balance covering SNR1 through to SNR6 is also expected to remain at zero.
The Better Regulation Executive at the Department for Business Innovation and Skills, who lead on the better regulation agenda across Government, have published a cross-Whitehall narrative and a summary of the OITO position by department.
1This measure has been carried over from SNR5 as final clearance took longer than expected.
2Although MoJ is the lead Department for this policy, it forms part of the Housing and Construction theme of the Department for Communities and Local Government’s Red Tape Challenge initiative and so does not count towards MoJ’s OITO balance.