Action Plan for Jobs; New website to help businesses cut costs and create jobs

19/06/2012

Fine Gael Dublin North TD, Alan Farrell, has said that as part of the Action Plan for Jobs, a new Government website will help businesses to cut costs and create jobs by reducing the burden of red tape. The website, businessregulation.ie, has been launched by the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton.

“Small businesses sometimes struggle with the burden of red tape; they want to comply with all relevant regulations but it can be difficult to get the right information. Now, through this new website, information on regulations imposed by more than 30 Government bodies will be available in one place.

“As part of the Action Plan for Jobs, the Government is committed to making it easier to start up and expand a business. Business owners in Dublin North have spoken to me of the difficulties associated with red tape. So by reducing this burden, the Government is helping businesses to cut costs, giving them the ability to create the jobs we need.

“Up to now, businesses had to trawl through endless websites to learn about necessary compliance measures. The new website, businessregulation.ie, addresses the need for a single source of information on regulatory requirements.  It provides over 150 separate links to information, guidance and contact details. This includes practical advice on how to start up a business, how to comply with regulations, and sector-specific information.   The concept is very simple; the less time employers have to spend on red tape, the more they can spend on growing their business.

“The website has been launched under a commitment in the Action Plan for Jobs. It’s just one of a series of measures being implemented by the Government to reduce the burden of red tape. These include cutting administrative burdens by a quarter and streamlining the five employment rights bodies into two bodies.

“Small businesses are the lifeblood of the local economy in Dublin North, and in towns and villages across the country. This Government is determined to take the steps needed to help these businesses flourish and grow.”