Even Whitehall’s fiercest advocates of the need to stay as close as possible to the EU recognise that there are risks in being a rule-taker not a rule-maker.
Posts Tagged: Regulation
The alarmism of Osborne and others has proved to be baseless – instead, our existing strengths in financial services position us to grow even stronger.
Mark Hoban: Why the regulatory deal on leaving the EU should be based on mutual recognition – and no material regulatory divergence
Because Britain and the EU both want to maintain high levels of access to each other’s markets, a bespoke deal is needed: there is no off-the-shelf solution.
Owen Paterson: To make Brexit a success, we must break free from the over-taxed, over-regulated European model
That means taking back full control – then using our new-found independence to its greatest possible benefit.
The ghost of Social Chapter policies past haunts the forthcoming Brexit row about labour regulations
Those who are pro-Brexit and those who oppose it have to negotiate the pitfalls of their own previous positions on red tape.
I understand the Government’s keenness to achieve a free trade agreement with the EU, but we need to be careful that the price is not too high.
Gisela Stuart: Ministers are mistaken. Regulatory alignment is Single Market membership in all but name. Here’s why.
The Prime Minister must reach an agreement which lays out clearly in black and white that the UK will not be relegated to the position of ‘rule-taker’.
Daniel Hannan: Post-Brexit, we could aim for EFTA. Or model ourselves on Singapore. But either way, we must decide.
It is hard to avoid the impression that leaving is being undertaken in a spirit of damage limitation rather than a spirit of opportunity.
Despite public health campaigners coming round to the benefits of e-cigarettes, mixed-messaging is still discouraging people from switching.
The energy networks receive a lot less scrutiny than the ‘Big Six’, but they’re natural monopolies extracting unjustifiable profits and must be reformed.
Andrew Wood: Yes, Singapore really is an example we can learn from. But not for the reasons some Tories give.
It is not especially low tax, nor is it unregulated – though it is certainly a more business-friendly environment then the UK. Here is why it works.
With young people spending ever-more time online, the owners of these platforms must take responsibility for making them safe.
After leaving the EU, we must ensure we are well-positioned in terms of regulation, taxation, immigration and – crucially – foreign languages.
In a no-deal scenario, we must be prepared with a detailed plan which takes into account the trading and regulatory differences between industries.
As Rumsfeldian as it may sound, a ‘No Deal Deal’ is entirely possible, where the majority of issues are settled through simple side agreements.