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Red Tape Challenge

Overwhelming response from General Aviation sector to Government’s red tape challenge.



Grant Shapps, Minister without Portfolio, this week announced the next stage of the Government’s drive to reduce burdensome regulations for Pilots, Mechanics, Airfields, Training Organisations and small aviation firms.

Launched in April, the General Aviation Red Tape Challenge called on the sector to tell the Government how it can make their lives easier. Over 350 submissions were received, one of the highest response rates for a red tape challenge.

Grant Shapps said:
“The General Aviation industry is vital for Britain to compete in the global race. It is worth at least £1.4bn and employs some 11,500 people so I am determined that the Government does everything possible to help the sector thrive.

I am delighted with the truly overwhelming response to our Red Tape Challenge and want to thank all those who took part. Many of the comments raise substantial issues, highlighting the potential for significant reform and I am keen to make progress on this quickly.”

Over the next few weeks the Red Tape Challenge team, Department for Transport and the Civil Aviation Authority will review all the responses and develop deregulatory proposals to address the concerns and issues raised. These will be considered by a Star Chamber chaired by Grant Shapps later this month to challenge whether the proposals could go even further, before a public announcement of the agreed reforms is made.

(Cabinet Office)

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