Our blog provides an opportunity for members of the RPI, and guest commentators, to express personal views of regulatory matters. It will sometimes include essays, sometimes biographies and snippets, and sometimes will highlight research papers, possibly from earlier years, that still seem relevant to current issues.
Regulatory Policy Assessment in the Covid-19 era: a Once and Future Pathway?
15 April 2020
Back in the 1990s and the early years of the 21st century the UK government developed a relatively sophisticated handbook to guide the evaluation of alternative lines of regulatory policy development and implementation, largely under the stewardship of the Cabinet Office and the Business Department. This was part of an international movement in which it is fair to say that the UK played a leading role. By way of example, the UK promoted the establishment of a ‘Directors of Better Regulation’ group for Member States of the EU, outside of normal EU structures, where comparative experiences could be discussed and …Read More