Prime Minister David Cameron has vowed to “tackle regulation with vigour” and challenged the public to give evidence from the real world on which regulations are working and which are creating obstacles.
Ministers said that red tape and bureaucracy had been allowed to spiral out of control, burdening businesses, hurting the economy and damaging society.
Mr Cameron said: “There are over 21,000 statutory rules and regulations in force, and I want us to bring that number – and the burden it represents – down. Indeed, I want us to be the first government in modern history to leave office having reduced the overall burden of regulation, rather than increasing it.”
The government said that regulations for a specific sector or industry would be published every few weeks, and the public would be asked to give views on what rules are working, what should be simplified, and what should be scrapped.
From 7 April to 5 May the site will look at regulation in the retail sector.
Visit the website to find out more: Red Tape Challenge.