What red tape could you do without?

Defra has launched an Agriculture, Animal Health and Welfare, Plant Health and Forestry theme under its Red Tape Challenge. 

Scissors cutting red tapeThe challenge was launched by the Cabinet Office in April 2011 to open up regulation to the scrutiny of the public and businesses. Themes that have had their turn in the spotlight previously include the environment, hospitality, food and drink and water and marine issues.

The latest focus was launched last week and will review existing regulation on agriculture, animal health and welfare, plant health and forestry, as well as a small number of environmental regulations not previously examined. 

The work builds on the Farming Regulation Task Force and is a good opportunity to raise unnecessary or out-dated requirements.

You can comment until September 3 and we’re urging NFU members to have their say, either here on the website or by submitting your thoughts to TGVlLk9zYm9ybmVAbmZ1Lm9yZy51aw==

Defra wants to hear where rules overlap, are too complicated or where they are now redundant. You can also suggest where there is scope for making regulation more efficient or improving guidance and implementation rules on the ground.