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Intellectual Property Office (IPO): business impact target

Intellectual Property Office progress under the business impact target.



The business impact target (BIT) concerns the economic impact of regulation on business. Under the provisions of the Small Business and Enterprise Act 2015, government departments and regulators are required to publish a list of new or amended regulatory activities and the economic impact of those activities on business.

Regulatory provisions are defined as qualifying regulatory provisions (QRPs) and non-qualifying regulatory provisions (NQRPs). QRPs are regulatory activities which are scored against the BIT. NQRPs are regulatory activities which are excluded from the BIT. Regulators are required to publish lists of both QRPs and NQRPs.

Published 8 June 2017
Last updated 4 July 2018 + show all updates
  1. Business impact target: non-qualifying regulatory proposals: 9 June 2017 to 20 June 2018 added.
  2. First published.