“It is encouraging to hear that the European Commission has recommitted itself to implementing cuts to red tape” said Sue Robinson, Director of the National Franchised Dealers Association which represents commercial vehicle and franchised car retailers across the UK.

They have promised to simplify and withdraw complicated legislation, ease the burden on small businesses and help facilitate implementation at a national level.

Business Minister Michal Fallon announced a number of reforms designed to cut red tape and help the growth of small businesses which included, freeing responsible employers from being held liable for workplace accidents and injuries and removing the requirement for the Health and Safety Executive to approve training and qualifications of appointed first-aid personnel.

Sue continued “This will bring good news for business that will now have more time to focus on growing their companies and creating more jobs which will be an opportunity to boost the economy.”



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Press Office fax: 020 7307 3406 Web: www.rmif.co.uk Email: rupal.rawal@rmif.co.uk The Retail Motor Industry represents the interests of operators in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man providing sales and services to motorists and businesses. The RMI has a formal association with the independent Scottish Motor Trade Association which represents the retail motor industry in Scotland.