The subject of Regulation is now widely discussed. There have been some dreadful regulatory failures. And yet the burden of regulation is getting heavier and heavier, not only for business but also for teachers etc. - and for the taxpayer who has to foot the bill. Are we over-protecting our children? And is 'the regulatory state' now too powerful?
This website aims to provide information about, and to analyse, these issues. It focuses on regulation in the UK and is written for the general public, journalists, civil servants, students and other non-experts. It therefore seeks to avoid technicality, whilst offering broadly accurate information and a balanced range of views. Please therefore email the author if you have any suggestions for ways in which the site might be improved, or if you would like to draw attention to any views or interesting material which might be included.
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Introductory and Discussion Material
Regulating Large Organisations
Regulating Small Organisations and Individuals: The Regulatory Burden and Other Issues
Economic Regulation and Competition Policy
The Regulation of Risks to Health and Safety
This website is an important resource for civil servants, journalists, academics, students and others. It attracts around 100,000 visitors a year. Please therefore email Martin Stanley if you can help improve, update or add to the site in any way. In particular, please do tell me if any link stops working. Thank you.