Reducing the regulatory burden

This issue contains 4 sections.

Complying with official rules and applying for permits cost citizens and enterprises a lot of time and money. To reduce the regulatory burden, the government will abolish or simplify rules and improve its electronic services. The costs enterprises incur to comply with the rules (compliance costs) will be cut wherever possible.

Central government is also seeking to alleviate the regulatory burden on provinces, municipalities, other authorities and public sector workers including those employed in health care, education and the police.

The Rutte-Asscher government plans to reduce the regulatory burden, specifically in the following sectors: chemicals, logistics, agri-food, life sciences, construction, youth care, education and policing.