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Bestof Best2010

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Bestof Best2010

  1. 1. A debate: The 'post bureaucratic age': science fiction or reality?Richard HootonChartered Environmental Health Practitioner<br />
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  4. 4. “A further bonfire of controls” Harold Wilson (1947)<br />“A bonfire of red tape” <br /> Michael Heseltine (early 1990’s)<br />
  5. 5. Bush’s administration’s commitment to reducing regulation (2003)<br />
  6. 6. Regulatory policy committee <br />Rogers Review<br />Davidson Review<br />Risk & regulatory advisory council <br />Better regulation executive<br />Deregulation unit<br />Better regulation task force<br />Better regulation unit<br />Better Regulation Commission<br />Macrory Review<br />LBRO<br />Hampton Report<br />Regulatory Impact Unit<br />
  7. 7. If an idea can survive a bureaucratic review and be implemented it wasn't worth doing.<br />Mollison's Bureaucracy Hypothesis:<br />
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  10. 10. We will cut red tape by introducing a one-in, one-out rule, whereby no new regulation is brought in without another regulation being cut by a greater amount<br />
  11. 11. ….. end the culture of the ‘tick-box’ regulation and instead target inspections on high risk organisations through co-regulation and improving professional standards …<br />
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  13. 13. YOUR FREEDOM<br />
  14. 14. Let kids be free to nick apples from trees in peoples gardens<br />Revise H&S laws that force one to wash in scalding water<br />Homemade Nuclear Fusion Reactors<br />
  15. 15. by birtej on July 03, 2010 at 04:37PMRevise the regulations to clarify the concepts of acceptable risks and trivial severities in absolute terms in order to target significant risks.<br />
  16. 16. 'Health and safety laws are a music hall joke'<br />Lord Young June 2010<br />
  17. 17. The first and perhaps most fundamental defect of the statutory system is simply that there is ……..<br />
  18. 18. …….. too much law.<br />
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  20. 20. The Lord’s Prayer has 58 words<br />The Ten Commandments have 297 words<br />The American Declaration of Independence has 310 words<br />The EC Directive on the Exportation of Duck Eggs has<br />28,911 words<br />
  21. 21. “….. may not be as big a problem<br />in the UK ….. as is alleged by some commentators”. <br /> Davidson 2006<br />
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  24. 24. "By ensuring regulation becomes a last resort, we will create an environment that frees business from the burden of red tape, helping to create the right conditions for recovery and growth in the UK economy," Vince Cable Aug 2010. <br />
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  26. 26. "People often make poor choices - and look back at them with bafflement!"<br />
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  29. 29. Obstacles to achieving business objectives (FSB Feb 2010)<br />42% Cost of finance<br />33% Regulations (38.7% 2003)<br />30% Competition in market<br />29% Business rates <br />29% Obtaining/cost of finance<br />26% VAT<br />16% Recruiting/retraining staff<br />
  30. 30. Over half of all businesses believe there is too much regulation<br />
  31. 31. The human face of regulation<br />
  32. 32. 1 Inspector<br />EHP<br />Compliance<br />Enforcement <br />culture<br />Business<br />Inspector<br />
  33. 33. ‘We recognise that our workers are the experts on the shop floor. They are the people doing the job. They, more than anyone, know the risks involved.’ <br />
  34. 34. A debate: The 'post bureaucratic age': science fiction or reality?Richard HootonChartered Environmental Health Practitioner<br />
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  36. 36. Obstacles to achieving business objectives (FSB Feb 2010)<br />

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