Fleets invited to challenge unnecessary red tape in government initiative
Over 400 Whitehall regulations – including those on Licensing, Registration and Insurance – have been placed on the Red Tape Challenge website (click here) for four weeks, with visitors able to comment whether they think that a regulation is well designed or badly designed, badly implemented or simply a bad idea.
Transport minister Mike Penning said: 'We are calling on everyone: consumers, businesses and volunteer groups to get involved and help reduce the number of badly thought out and obsolete regulations in our country.
'By getting government off people’s backs we can free businesses to compete, create jobs and unleash a private sector-led recovery. We will also give people the opportunity to play a greater role in their community and build a stronger society.'
John Lewis, chief executive of the BVRLA, added: 'In the recent past the UK has had some prolific legislators in government who spent far too much time and energy using legislation to place overbearing controls on the UK motorist with a never-ending stream of regulations that stayed in place for years even if their original purpose was out-dated.
'This challenge gives people and businesses a four-week opportunity to challenge what they believe is transport red tape and to put forward logical arguments for removing unnecessary and irrelevant regulations, which will get listened to. Let’s make the most of it.'