Research and analysis
The costs and benefits of Defra’s regulations
These documents summarise an ongoing assessment of the costs and benefits of the stock of Defra regulations.
Ref: PB14202 PDF, 2.09MB, 134 pages
Ref: PB13623 PDF, 588KB, 86 pages
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These reports summarise progress so far on assessing all of Defra’s regulations that affect businesses or civil society.
They give an initial picture of the costs and benefits to business of Defra’s regulations and which sectors are most affected.
These assessments are part of a wider Defra programme to improve the evidence supporting regulatory reform.
Published: 16 August 2011
Updated: 23 February 2015
- Published the emerging findings from Defra’s regulation assessment which covers the period 2012 to 2021.
- First published.