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26 July 2010

What is "Local BR" ?

This blog, and the "smart regulation" group on LinkedIn, have been informed of the publication of a most interesting document which invites regulators to consider one of their weak spots: enforcement. It is the "outcomes and impacts toolkit" developped by the Local Better Regulation Office (LBRO) in the UK.
The site states "the concise version of the toolkit provided on the site covers all the essentials and includes a worked example from East Cambridgeshire District Council. The 13 key tools it lists are closely linked, and should be applied in sequence to gain their full value, as the elements of a comprehensive evaluation framework". A series of 6 "case studies" shows that the approach is not theoretical and can be implemented in practice. The LBRO site includes quite a few other interesting developments. A sentence such as "LBRO is developing a new scheme to help ensure that businesses that trade across council boundaries benefit from consistent regulation", seems self-evident, but how many other countries can claim that they are officially tackling the issue of regional differences in implementation of national regulation? 

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