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Government appoints new members to the Regulatory Policy Committee

Government appoints new members to the Regulatory Policy Committee

The new board members offer extensive experience in economics and finance, invaluable to the successful operation of the Committee

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CEN updates: information affecting chemical measurements Dec 2016

CEN updates: information affecting chemical measurements Dec 2016

Changes to standards and technical documents updated by CEN that affect those carrying out chemical measurement in support of regulation

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Measuring up

Measuring up

Legal metrology section of RDNA tool updated.

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Talking Business workshop: local authority communications teams

Talking Business workshop: local authority communications teams

Regulatory Delivery is holding its second Talking Business workshop in Birmingham on 11 July 2016.

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BRDO and NMRO combine to simplify regulation for British business

BRDO and NMRO combine to simplify regulation for British business

BRDO and NMRO brought together into a single BIS directorate from 1 April 2016.

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Shortlisted entries for the Better Business for All Awards 2016

Shortlisted entries for the Better Business for All Awards 2016

12 outstanding entries have contributed to business growth as part of the Better Business for All programme

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Awards to showcase partnership work supporting business growth

Awards to showcase partnership work supporting business growth

Over 160 local authorities in 18 Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEP) are contributing to business growth as part of Better Business for All.

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BRDO launches Primary Authority discussion document

BRDO launches Primary Authority discussion document

Proposals to extend and simplify the scheme published.

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CEN Updates July/August 2015

CEN Updates July/August 2015

Changes to standards and technical documents updated by CEN that affect those carrying out chemical measurement in support of regulation.

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European Commission Publishes candidate compounds for Watch List under Water Framework Directive

European Commission Publishes candidate compounds for Watch List under Water Framework Directive

European Commission Publishes candidate compounds for Watch List under Water Framework Directive

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BRDO Masterclass in Regulatory Management

BRDO Masterclass in Regulatory Management

Five-day masterclass offers regulators a unique opportunity to collaborate and engage with international experts

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Government extends accounting rules making it easier for American and Japanese companies to call the UK home

Government extends accounting rules making it easier for American and Japanese companies to call the UK home

The government has announced its intention to enhance existing accounting rules for US and Japanese companies moving to the UK.

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Review into regulation and enforcement in waste sector launches

Review into regulation and enforcement in waste sector launches

Resource Minister launches review to stimulate growth and innovation in waste sector.

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Nanomaterial definition: final European Commission report

Nanomaterial definition: final European Commission report

The third report aimed at clarifying the definition of the term “nanomaterial” has been published and includes good measurement practice.

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Safety in use of methylisothiazolinone in cosmetic products

Safety in use of methylisothiazolinone in cosmetic products

Methylisothiazolinone can no longer be considered safe at current levels according to a European Commission consumer safety committee.

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CEN update June 2015: information affecting chemical measurements

CEN update June 2015: information affecting chemical measurements

Changes to standards and technical documents updated by CEN that affect those carrying out chemical measurement in support of regulation.

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Landfill tax assessment: new 'loss on ignition' test

Landfill tax assessment: new 'loss on ignition' test

A new loss on ignition test will be carried out on landfill waste to determine the correct tax liability of fines.

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Landfill tax assessment: new 'loss on ignition' test

Landfill tax assessment: new 'loss on ignition' test

A new loss on ignition test will be carried out on landfill waste to determine the correct tax liability of fines.

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Primary Authority Awards: business and regulators in partnership

Primary Authority Awards: business and regulators in partnership

Winners have been announced of the Primary Authority Awards 2015, recognising the partnership work of businesses and local authorities.

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Amendment to ecological criteria for paints and varnishes

Amendment to ecological criteria for paints and varnishes

New ecological criteria which apply to indoor and outdoor paints and varnishes in order to qualify for the EU eco-label.

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Restricted substances in electrical and electronic equipment

Restricted substances in electrical and electronic equipment

New substances which will be restricted for use in electrical and electronic equipment following amendments to EU Directives.

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CEN update: information affecting chemical measurements

CEN update: information affecting chemical measurements

Standards and technical documents published by CEN that affect those carrying out chemical measurement in support of regulation.

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Business Secretary sets out plans for Primary Authority

Business Secretary sets out plans for Primary Authority

Sajid Javid has used his first speech to outline plans to simplify and extend Primary Authority.

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New Centre of Excellence

New Centre of Excellence

Centre of Excellence for Technical Regulation announced.

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Primary Authority determination

Primary Authority determination

BRDO statement on first Primary Authority determination.

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Regulators cooperate for consistency in gambling test purchases

Regulators cooperate for consistency in gambling test purchases

The first Primary Authority inspection plans for gambling have received consent and are now in effect

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Water industry receives £150,000 boost to improve the environment

Water industry receives £150,000 boost to improve the environment

Water minister announces new funding for Business in the Community Water Taskforce.

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Independent watchdog verifies £2.2bn savings for business from deregulation

Independent watchdog verifies £2.2bn savings for business from deregulation

Over the past six months, the independent Regulatory Policy Committee has verified over 100 additional legal changes, resulting in £2.2 billion net savings each year to business, charities and voluntary groups within the scope of the government’s one-in, two-out deregulation programme.

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Length measures International standards amendment

Length measures International standards amendment

International working standards for length measures: updated working documents.

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Making licensing simpler for business

Making licensing simpler for business

Delivery of single online application process to involve BRDO.

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Automatic catchweighing instruments technical documents

Automatic catchweighing instruments technical documents

Proposed amendments to Automatic catchweighing instruments technical documents.

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Weights and Measures (Food) (Amendment) Regulations 2014 government response now published

Weights and Measures (Food) (Amendment) Regulations 2014 government response now published

Weights and Measures (Food) (Amendment) Regulations 2014 consultation: government response published.

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Medical weighing equipment video: Basic introduction

Medical weighing equipment video: Basic introduction

Video for trading standards officers primarily, to support their national project and help familiarisation with medical weighing equipment.

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NMO and AQSIQ renew Memorandum of Understanding

NMO and AQSIQ renew Memorandum of Understanding

Memorandum of Understanding has been renewed to share information, knowledge and business opportunities in metrology.

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Marine licence post consent administration and monitoring charges

Marine licence post consent administration and monitoring charges

Ministers have approved plans allowing the MMO to charge for work carried out on marine licence cases once consent has been given.

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Automatic gravimetric filling instruments technical documents

Automatic gravimetric filling instruments technical documents

Proposed amendments to automatic gravimetric filling instruments technical documents.

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Cornish businesses play starring role in the future of regulation

Cornish businesses play starring role in the future of regulation

Videos support businesses working with regulators through Better Business for All

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Grant to explore a simpler licensing system in England

Grant to explore a simpler licensing system in England

A grant from the Better Regulation Delivery Office will help explore how England's complex licensing system can be simplified.

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Red tape cut to reduce licensing burden on entertainment

Red tape cut to reduce licensing burden on entertainment

Government reducing burdensome red tape in entertainment licensing for responsible businesses and community organisations

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Pre market conformity assessment of measuring instruments

Pre market conformity assessment of measuring instruments

Proposed publication to international pre-market conformity assessment of measuring instruments.

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Rosetta’s comet ‘sweats’ two glasses of water a second

Rosetta’s comet ‘sweats’ two glasses of water a second

67P is releasing the equivalent of two small glasses of water into space every second

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Water Act gains Royal Assent

Water Act gains Royal Assent

New Act will provide improved choice and affordable flood insurance.

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Bakers of open or unwrapped bread deregulation

Bakers of open or unwrapped bread deregulation

The Consumer Rights Bill will relieve bakers of the burden of keeping records of their weight checks.

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Weights and Measures (Knitting Yarns) Order 1988 to be revoked

Weights and Measures (Knitting Yarns) Order 1988 to be revoked

In future the manufacturers and retailers of knitting yarn will be able to decide what weight or size they produce and sell.

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National project on medical weighing equipment for 2014 to 2015

National project on medical weighing equipment for 2014 to 2015

Medical weighing equipment has been selected as the subject of the national metrology project for 2014 to 2015.

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