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Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015

Section 146: Regulations under section 144: timing and supplementary

810.This section sets out that the powers to make regulations designating a single regulator of IPs will expire unless they are used within seven years of coming into force. The power to designate a single regulator will only be used if the changes to the regulatory regime in sections 137-143 of this Act do not bring about the intended improvements.

811.To the extent that the regulations made under this power are hybrid, this section allows them to be treated as if they are not hybrid. Although the introduction of a single regulator would have a significant impact on the current RPBs, the power would not be used without full consultation and assessment of the costs and benefits of the proposed change.

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