THE INSTITUTE of Directors (IoD) has found that Britain is imposing EU laws more stringently than is required, burdening businesses with more regulation.
A report released today claimed that many EU regulations are gold plated when applied in UK law, making the original statute even more cumbersome for companies.
Gold-plating often occurs in UK employment law, where for example EU regulations require 20 days of annual leave, but UK law demands 28. Despite a promise to review the implementation of EU law in 2010, few have been changed.
Alexander Ehmann, head of regulatory affairs at the IoD, said: “The EU is responsible for producing much of the employment law which affects British business, but the situation has been made much worse by over-zealous implementation.”