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Better Regulation

Drawing on our experience and insights from our members, the Better Regulation project will assess whether the UK’s regulatory regime is good enough and how it might be improved.

Understand and influence UK regulation


What is the Better Regulation project?

A good regulatory environment is essential for a healthy and sustainable economy. This project aims to help ICAEW and its members understand how the UK’s regulatory regime might be improved and to use our insights to call for change where needed.
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ICAEW's briefing on UK regulation

This briefing acts as an introduction to the UK's regulatory regime. It looks at what is meant by regulation, what makes good regulation and some of the key components of the UK’s regulatory architecture.
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Consultation with SMEs: latest articles

Tired of being paid late?

Small business owners: what can you do to crack down on overdue payments and make sure you receive the money you are owed?

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Procurement: lowering the hurdles

The government is falling short on UK spending targets for SMEs. ICAEW’s Charles Worth explains how the playing field could soon be levelled.

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Late payment: a growth killer for SMEs

At a recent ICAEW round table for small businesses, attendees called for better partnerships with larger companies and easier access to funding.

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Late payments survey

Small business owners: are you aware of regulations that help you fight back against late paying clients and have you ever used them? Tell us.

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Spotlight on...

Small Business Commissioner

This spotlight provides a summary of what the Office of the Small Business Commissioner does and its powers.

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2023 representations

  • Listing
  • 05 Jan 2023
Read the latest representations ICAEW has made to governments and other bodies on behalf of our members. Access them here in order of release.
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Regulatory reform

Financial services regulatory updates

  • Listing
  • 24 Jul 2012
  • Financial Services Faculty
Articles on regulation and guidance,from ICAEW's Financial Services Faculty.
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Recent Better Regulation articles

Give us your views

How does regulation affect you? Share your views to help us understand your challenges and make the case for improvement.

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