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Labour manifesto: Pledge to cut cost of regulation by £6bn

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Labour has pledged to cut the cost of regulation by £6bn by 2015 in its manifesto, launched today.

The manifesto says Labour is committed to helping small businesses and entrepreneurs to thrive.

The manifesto says: “We will continue to simplify regulation and avoid unnecessary red tape.”

It adds: “We will seek to reduce the costs of regulation by more than £6bn by 2015.”

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  • I could tell them how to save £450m today!

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  • How dare they !! has been during Labours long term in office that regulation has become more complicated & much unnecessary red tape introduced.
    Clearly they are lying !!!

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  • Gordon Brown must think we are all as daft as the Labour Party. It was his Government that increased the cost of Regulation now all of a sudden he says they will reduce it. How is the question but no doubt as is normal for the labour party no ansdwers will surface. Promises, promises, promises!!!!! Sorry Gordon we are all a bit wiser this time round!

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  • Whatever!

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  • Labour would be lost without regulation.
    The whole idea behind regulation is job creation/tax collection.
    You start a business - you pay tax-you need a regulator ,set up by the government, to make sure you are running your business compliantly-you pay for the privilege of being regulated by means of a levy which comes out of your profits-this creates a job which is then also subject to tax. No socialist government would ever cut the bill for red tape it is too much of an income generator. Just look at the rise and the costs in the number of unelected quango's that control most ares of our daily lives. The obvious one for us being that very expensive £450mpa & rising, piece of red tape ensconced in Canary towers.

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