Burns encourages Dundee groups to participate in red tape review

Local campaigner and businesswoman Alison Burns is encouraging businesses and voluntary groups in Dundee to take part in a review which will recommend how best to cut red tape.. She was responding to a request from Mark Prisk MP, UK Minister of State for Business, for small businesses and other groups to come forward and provide details of bureaucracy that they feel causes unnecessary burdens for them.

The call comes as the UK government starts to introduce a range of measures designed to reduce bureaucracy, including a pledge to introduce a ‘one in, one out’ rule, under which no new regulation would be brought in without other regulation being cut by the same amount.

Commenting, Dundee West Lib Dem Scottish Parliamentary candidate Ms Burns said:

‘As someone who has started and built an international business from Dundee I am acutely aware of the red tape that entrepreneurs, businesses and voluntary groups have to deal with on a daily basis.  The Lib Dems in government have made a commitment to cut red tape and make it easier for people to establish new businesses, voluntary groups or charities.  I would encourage anyone who has been frustrated by unecessary bureaucracy to make a submission to the review.’

Notes:

Individuals or groups wishing to make a submission should contact red.tape.taskforce@cabinet-office.x.gsi.gov.uk

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