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AG welcomes DECC drive for better regulation

7th August 2012

As part of its work on the Red Tape Challenge, the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has announced it is scrapping 86 regulations and improving another 48, while maintaining strong environmental and consumer protection.

Terry A'Hearn, who heads up the Aldersgate Group workstream on regulation, commented: 

"We welcome the Government's work in cutting back excessive and outdated regulation, whilst ensuring that protection of our environment remains as strong as ever. Smart regulation corrects market failures, drives innovation and provides the foundation for long-term economic growth, jobs and competitiveness and we congratulate DECC's recognition of the importance of prioritising these long-term outcomes."

To read DECC's press release, click here.

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