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Better Regulation

The Scottish Government's Better Regulation agenda aims to support the Economic Purpose (to focus Government and public services on creating a more successful country, with opportunities for all of Scotland to flourish, through increasing sustainable economic growth) and all the related elements of the National Performance Framework.

Although a considerable proportion of the regulations which apply in Scotland come from the European Union and the UK Government, the Scottish Government aims to eliminate obsolete and inefficient regulation, tackle inconsistencies in regulatory systems and enhance Scotland's competitiveness by:

  • Championing the five principles of Better Regulation - Proportionate, Consistent, Accountable, Transparent and Targeted.
  • Carefully assessing the impact of any new regulations.
  • Working closely with key delivery partners, including Local Authorities and other Regulators and the independent business-led Regulatory Review Group.