Better Regulation in the UK. 1 December 2008. Ministerial Responsibilities. Lord Peter Mandelson Secretary of State Overall responsibility for the department. Stephen Carter Minister for Communications, Technology, Broadcasting and Better Regulation. Shriti Vadera
Better Regulation in the UK
1 December 2008
Lord Peter Mandelson
Secretary of State
Overall responsibility for the
Minister for Communications, Technology, Broadcasting and Better Regulation
Minister for Economic Competitiveness and Small Business
Economic and Business Minister
Minister of State
Minister for Employment Relations and Postal Affairs
Minister for Trade, Investment and Consumer Affairs
The Department’s Structure
Enterprise and Business Group
Better Regulation Executive
Fair Markets Group
Business Environment Unit
UK Trade & Investment
The Shareholder Executive
Strategic Policy Analysis
Finance and Strategy Group
The Regulatory Reform Directorate is responsible for supporting and challenging Government departments and regulators.
Teams work with their regulators and departments to understand their priorities, the flow of future regulations and their plans to simplify regulatory burdens.
As well as strong links across Government, teams also have strong relationships with the business and public sector organisations most affected by those departments and regulators.
The teams work across the BRE agenda but some teams are more likely to focus on public services and others more on the private sector as a result of the clustering of departments and regulators.
In addition, one team covers BRE’s European work – including over time, a greater emphasis on influencing other departments in their negotiating positions on individual dossiers.
This Directorate also houses the Secretariat to the BRE’s Prime Ministerial Chaired Cabinet Committee, called the Panel for Regulatory Accountability.
The work undertaken in the Regulatory Innovation Directorate (RID) is based on special projects and future policy.
The Directorate operates in a flexible way with individuals working on one or more projects at a time. Projects may vary in length from a few weeks to a year or more.
The Directorate has recently completed the Rogers Review of local authority regulatory priorities (May 2007) Richard Macrory's Review of Regulatory Penalties (November 2006) and Neil Davidson's Review of the implementation of EU legislation (December 2006). The Directorate also worked on DTI's Gibbon Review on employment dispute resolution.
Board Level Champions
(senior civil servants)
Departmental Better Regulation Units
(day to day coordination)
Approx 60 non-economic regulators (from Housing Corporation to British Potato Council)
Regulatory burdens- duty on specified regulators to: