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Britain's PM pledges to cut red tape

posted 19 Nov 2012, 04:45 by Mpelembe Admin   [ updated 19 Nov 2012, 04:46 ]


Reuters Business  Report - Cameron said he was determined to cut through officialdom and change a risk-averse government culture of consultation, review and audit that hindered enterprise.

Cameron's Conservative-led government has pledged to tackle its budget deficit and has little room to boost Britain's stagnant growth with extra state spending.

It has instead been seeking to promote a private-sector-led recovery, identifying a series of job-creating infrastructure projects, but has since been frustrated by the slow pace of progress.

Cameron said the government would impose restrictions on the use of a legal process known as judicial review, used increasingly by opponents to delay big infrastructure schemes.

Cameron said the government would impose restrictions on the use of a legal process known as judicial review, used increasingly by opponents to delay big infrastructure schemes.

A planned high-speed rail line from London to Birmingham faces five such reviews in court hearings next month from residents and others affected by its construction.


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