Better Regulation: How To Get Rid Of Red Tape And Reform Quangos

The exponential increase in regulation has not only hit businesses (particularly small businesses), but it has also increased the bureaucratic burden on individuals, charities, public bodies and social enterprises. This has hindered innovation and social action and has also led to a rapid increase in government spending on administration and inspection regimes.

In this paper, John Penrose MP argues that we need to sweep away ineffective bureaucracy and replace it with a post-bureaucratic approach to regulation that makes use of new technologies and insights from social psychology and behavioural economics to achieve our policy goals in a less burdensome and intrusive way.

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