Regulation in the UK: is it getting too heavy?
John Sheehy (Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs)
Regulation in the UK: is it getting too heavy?(123 kB)
Some regulation is needed to enhance growth and economic welfare, but too much undermines productivity. Generally, the UK seems lightly regulated, especially in its international transactions, and it has a public enterprise sector small in both size and scope. Yet British business has become more critical of the regulatory burden it faces, and work done for the government identifies areas of excessive regulatory burden.
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(Country Focus. 07. June 2006.
Brussels. 6pp. Tab. Free.)
ISSN: (internet) 1725-8375