Changes to primary authority - a positive step for SMEs

This article was originally written by Dominic Watkins for LexisNexis (September 2015) and looks at whether the plans to extend and simplify the Primary Authority scheme will benefit small and medium-sized enterprises.

What are the proposed amendments to the Primary Authority scheme contained in the Enterprise Bill?
The Department for Business Innovation & Skills (BIS) is proposing a number of deregulatory measures to help extend the government's target for cutting red tape, require regulators to be more transparent in reporting their compliance with existing statutory better-regulation measures, and extend Primary Authority to streamline regulation around the country.

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Changes to Primary Authority


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Dominic Watkins

Partner - Head of Food Group

I am Head of DWF’s internationally renowned food sector group as well as being Head of Regulatory in London.