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Business: Regulation

Volume 493: debated on Tuesday 2 June 2009

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how many regulations imposing costs on businesses were introduced in 2008. (261344)

The information on regulations is published on the Office of Public Sector Information (OPSI) website:

http://www.opsi.gov.uk/legislation

However, the overall number that affect business is not collated centrally.

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform whether impact assessments have been carried out on all regulations affecting businesses which are due to come into force in April 2009. (261346)

All new regulatory changes introduced and published on BusinessLink:

http://www.businesslink.gov.uk/ccds

in April 2009 have impact assessments where required. The impact assessments can be found online on the Impact Assessment Library:

www.ialibrary.berr.gov.uk

or embedded within the Explanatory Memoranda for the relevant legislation published on the OPSI website:

http://www.opsi.gov.uk/legislation