This strategy explains how we ensure that the control arrangements for pesticides provide the necessary assurance of safety in ways which are least burdensome to manufacturers and users. The strategy describes the responsibilities we and other bodies have in promoting compliance with pesticides legislation and how we follow the recommendations in the Hampton and Macrory reports.
Section six of the strategy details the steps we have taken to simplify regulatory requirements where possible. This contributes to the wider government regulatory reform agenda, which is led by the Better Regulation Executive (BRE), part of the Department of Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (BERR). More details of the work of the BRE, including the five principles of good regulation, are available on the BERR website
As part of its work, the BRE runs its own Better Regulation website. This site is a single portal for all simplification proposals submitted to Government Departments. Anyone can make a suggestion through this website on regulations they feel could be simplified. Examples of types of simplification may include deregulation, consolidation, rationalisation, administrative burden reduction, revising codes of practice and reduced inspection visits. All proposals and responses from the relevant Government Department will be visible on the BRE website