Business Innovation & Skills: Call for Evidence

Article Date: 12 June 2012

Following the Environmental Red Tape Challenge, The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) committed to the below in the Budget 2012:

“The Government will rationalise environmental regulation, including by….consulting on preventing excessive compliance costs for business from the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations.”

In order to assess potential policy options, the BIS are looking to assess benefits of alternatives to the existing system.

The purpose of this call for evidence is to improve the evidence they have regarding compliance costs arising from the UK WEEE Regulations, which will help to inform their decisions about appropriate solutions. In particular, they are seeking information and data on costs of treating WEEE and the costs to producers in discharging their obligations.

There are limitations on the data that Government and Environmental Agency currently holds regarding the costs of compliance with the WEEE Regulations. This means there is a need to gather more evidence about where the costs and revenues fall with the existing system. The more information they have in the East Lancashire area, the more reliable the evidence and the more effectively they can assess options to improve the existing system.

This call for evidence is for a period of eight weeks from 28th May to 23rd July. Evidence can be submitted by email or by post.

Please see chapter seven in this document for more information.

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