Regulatory barriers to and enablers of innovation

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 the regulatory barriers to innovation, as well as the regulatory enablers of innovation. We would also like to understand if there are specific regulatory barriers to innovation for rural business. As part of Defra’s Rural Productivity Plan commitments we are seeking views on and regulatory constraints to rural businesses and measures which might address them.  

Please add your ideas below by 21 April 2016.

This dialogue will inform Defra's Innovation Plan. Results will also be considered as part of Defra's implementation of its commitments under the Rural Productivity Plan. 

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