Defra’s service to innovative business

The Government’s plan to boost UK productivity requires Departments to publish an Innovation Plan by spring 2016. Defra’s Innovation Plan will provide assurance that our regulatory framework is working effectively to support innovation and disruptive business models – and that regulators are using innovation to deliver their own work more effectively, and to reduce burdens on business.

We would like to learn more about:

  • What more could Defra and its regulators do to address any regulatory barriers to innovation?
  • For businesses which have engaged with Defra and its regulators to discuss an innovative technology or new business model in the past five years: was our response clear, timely and helpful? If not, how could we have improved our response?

Please add your ideas below.

This is one of three dialogues which will inform Defra's Innovation Plan. For details of the other two dialogues, please see

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