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Joint RegWatchEurope statement on the draft Commission Guidelines for Evaluation



Regelrådet has together with its counterparts in the network RegWatchEurope submitted a joint statement the draft Commission Guidelines for Evaluation.

RegWatchEurope consists of the five national advisory boards on reducing regulatory burdens,  the ‘Advisory Board on Regulatory Burden’ (ACTAL – The Netherlands), the ‘Nationaler Normenkontrollrat’ (NKR – Germany), the Czech ‘Regulatory Impact Assessment Board’ (Komise RIA/ RIAB – The Czech Republic), the ‘Regulatory Policy Committee’ (RPC – UK) and Regelrådet. We have joined forces to address Smart Regulation issues on EU level.

Read the full statement here (pdf 422 KB)

Annual report from Regulatory Policy Committee in the UK


RPC årsrapportRegelrådets counterpart in the UK has just released its Annual Report for 2013.

Similar to Regelrådet, the RPC have found that there has been a reduction in the overall quality of impact assessments.

Read the full report here

Annual Report 2013


Annual ReportThe fifth Annual Report from the Swedish Better Regulation Council (Regelrådet) is now available in English.

The Council has received 446 referrals and 3 EU impact assessments to review over the course of 2013. The approval rate overall has decreased from 74% for 2012 to 52% in 2013 and the number of acceptable impact assessments is 35% for 2013.

The good news are, as previously reported, that the Swedish Government has allocated funding for the Council as a permanent feature from 2015 and onwards in the Budget Bill for 2014.

Since August 2011, the Swedish Better Regulation Council has been tasked with reporting changes to businesses’ administrative costs as stated in the impact assessments that are submitted. The report for 2013 shows that should all proposals be implemented, they will result in an annual net increase of approx. SEK 290 million  (approx. 33 000000 Euro) in recurring administrative costs as well as additional initial administrative costs of approx. SEK 690 million (approx. 78 000000 Euro). However, the majority of these costs are accounted for by a small number of proposals.

Read the full report here: Regelrådet Annual Report 2013 (pdf 2 MB)

Cut EU red tape: report from the Business Taskforce


Cut red tape30 priority recommendations and key principles from the Business Taskforce to sweep away barriers to growth and save billions of pounds. You can read the report here.


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The Swedish Better Regulation Council

The Swedish Better Regulation Council is an independent government-appointed committee of inquiry. Our task is to make everyday life less burdensome for businesses. The Council is an advisory body to regulators that reviews the formulation of proposals for new and amended legislation that may have financial consequences for businesses.

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