The Minister for Small Business, Industry and Enterprise (Anna Soubry)
I am publishing today a guidance document and a statement to assist Departments in implementing the provisions of the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 (the Act).
The guidance sets out the test to be applied in circumstances where Departments think that it may not be appropriate to include a review provision in new secondary legislation. It must be taken into account by any Minister making such a determination.
The statement clarifies how Departments should determine whether regulated activities are carried out by public sector bodies. Regulatory impacts and regulations on public sector bodies are outside the scope of the business impact target, and the new duty relating to review provisions.
There have been no changes to either document from the drafts that were published in February this year in parallel with the passage of the Act.
The documents can be found at:
Copies of the documents will be placed in the Libraries of both Houses.