Reducing the impact of red tape on business is a seen as a priority for councils across the country and many have now signed up to the ‘Better Business For All’ initiative aimed at making it easier for businesses to deal with regulation red tape.
In the West of England, councils from Bath and North East Somerset, Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Councils have joined forces to set up the project locally along with the FSB, the West of England Growth Hub and other interested parties.
The West of England ‘Better Business for All’ team want to save businesses time and money, and make it quicker and easier to comply with the law. Local regulation takes many forms, including trading standards, environmental health, animal health, licensing, planning and fire and community safety.
The first step to find out what people want is via a quick survey which FSB members are being encouraged to take part in. This is seen as a real opportunity for you to make your voice heard and help shape a new approach to regulation in the West of England.
The survey closes on September 30 and the ‘Better Business for All’ partnership will publish a summary of their results and how they will use these to make changes. You can access the survey here.