Regulatory Review Group


The independent Regulatory Review Group (RRG) was set up in December 2004 to promote and develop an environment where both business and Government work together to promote better regulation and sustainable economic growth.

It does this by:

  • advising Ministers on all aspects of Better Regulation from a business and regulatory perspective
  • providing a forum for discussion and advise actions to resolve unexpected barriers on regulations that cause Scottish businesses concern
  • feeding into processes to improve the regulatory landscape
  • providing the Scottish Government with practical and pragmatic implementation advice from regulators early in the process to understand enforcement and compliance expectations
  • acting as an independent and informed judge of the Scottish Government and its regulatory agencies' Better Regulation performance


The RRG  has been refreshed and was relaunched in Autumn 2023 as recommended in the New Deal for Business Group Report. It was paused during Covid. 


The RRG is made up of representatives from Scotland's main business organisations:

  • Chairman – Professor Russel Griggs 
  • Fiona Richardson – Convention of Scottish Local Authorities
  • James Fowlie – Convention of Scottish Local Authorities
  • Brian Lawrie – Environmental Health Officer
  • David MacKenzie – Trading Standards
  • Ewan Macdonald-Russell – Scottish Retail Consortium
  • Susan Love – Association of Chartered Certified Accountants
  • Douglas White – Consumer Scotland
  • additional stakeholders will be invited to the meetings dependent on the regulation under discussion




RRG Secretariat


Tel: 0300 244 1143

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