Cameron writes to ministers in bid to reduce red tape on firms

DAVID Cameron has written to all government ministers calling for a “change in approach” to regulation.

He wrote: “Be in no doubt: all those unnecessary rules that place ridiculous burdens on our businesses and on society – they must go, once and for all.”

The government is launching a website where members of the public can say which regulations they think should be scrapped, made simpler or kept.

It will form part of the government’s campaign to tackle the stock of more than 21,000 rules that businesses must abide by.

The British Retail Consortium said the “clear-out of old rules must be accompanied by a commitment on keeping new regulations to a minimum”.