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Proposals to remove fourteen legislative measures

Impact on Business

11. It is Government policy to use an Impact Assessment (IA) to assess and understand the impact, both costs and benefits, of all new regulations. An important part of the IA is the cost-benefit analysis which identifies the costs and benefits of a proposal and quantifies, in monetary terms, as many of them as is feasible.

12. Proportionate consultation stage IAs have been prepared for:

  • the Construction (Head Protection) Regulations 1989 – appendix A; and
  • the Notification of Conventional Tower Cranes Regulations 2010 and the Notification of Conventional Tower Cranes (Amendment) Regulations 2010 - appendix B.

13. In line with Government guidance HSE will prepare proportionate IAs for the other legislative measures before a final decision is made on each proposal. It is important, therefore, that consultees have the opportunity to comment and provide evidence on which a cost-benefit analysis in the IAs could be based.