Reforming Regulation Initiative

Closed 11 Jun 2020

Opened 11 Mar 2020


Good regulation is essential to successful business.  The Government strives to achieve the right regulatory balance between supporting excellent business practice and protecting workers, consumers and the environment.

The Reforming Regulation Initiative is an invitation to businesses and the public to help Government ensure that regulation is sensible and proportionate.  We’re particularly interested in the needs of small businesses.

Please let us know how we could improve the system of UK regulation by answering the survey questions.  Please note that this is about improving the system rather than changing regulatory decisions about individual cases.  If you want to challenge a decision about a case, you can get details of how to appeal from the relevant regulator’s website.

Regulations related to public safety in buildings have been excluded from the scope of this initiative as the Government is delivering a separate programme of improving regulation in these areas.  Nor does the initiative cover the responsibilities of the devolved administrations in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland.

What happens next

The consultation is now closed.  If you responded, we will look at your suggestion alongside all the others that we receive.  If you’ve given us your contact details we may get in touch to ask you for more information about your suggestion – but we will not respond individually to most suggestions.  Instead, we will publish updates on describing the suggestions we’ve received and what we’re doing in response.


  • Anyone from any background


  • Economic growth
  • Starting a business
  • Regulation and red tape
  • Industrial strategy
  • Business investment
  • Productivity
  • Effectiveness
  • Regulation
  • Growth
  • Competitiveness
  • Investment
  • Simplification
  • Efficiency
  • Stability