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Equality challenge

The Government is planning yet more cuts to red tape with a new Red Tape challenge website. Equality legislation applies to almost every area of the public and private sector and businesses (and voluntary and community organisations) are being invited to tell government how to cut bureaucracy.

The Equality Act 2010 has already replaced nine major pieces of legislation and scrapped another 100 sets of regulations in order to lighten the burden of red tape on businesses. The Red Tape challenge website asks what more the Government can do to simplify or deregulate equality legislation.

The Red Tape challenge website gives the public a chance to have their say on regulation that affects their everyday lives; whether it's to speak up for well designed rules that are there to protect or challenge badly designed or thought out requirements that are an unnecessary burden.

This was first published in June 2011

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