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The Tidal Wave of Regulation

In this week’s Prime Minister’s Questions, Mark Pawsey MP asked the Prime Minister what the Government is doing to reduce the burden of legislation. In his answer, the Prime Minister highlighted the benefits to growth and employment from deregulation and stated that “this will be the first Government since the war to leave office at the end of their term with fewer regulations in place than were there at the beginning.” As far as the regulation over which this Government has control is concerned, the Prime Minister is absolutely correct. Unfortunately, unless tougher action is taken to combat excessive EU regulation, the overall cost of regulation to British businesses at the end of this Parliament will be higher than at the beginning.

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Adam Memon & Tim Knox - Friday 28th February 2014

Adam joined the Centre for Policy Studies as Head of Economic Research in January 2014. 

Adam joined the Centre for Policy Studies as Head of Economic Research in January 2014. 

Tim Knox was Director of the CPS from 2011-2017. Before he was Director, Tim was the Editor at the CPS - a position in which he was responsible for publishing papers by every Conservative leader since Mrs Thatcher as well as by hundreds of leading academics and opinion formers.