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Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015

Section 16: Streamlined company registration: duty to report on progress

168.The initial scope of the streamlined registration system is limited to new companies (not partnerships or sole traders) and to Corporation Tax, VAT and PAYE. The Government is committed to simplify the process of setting-up and running a business and throughout the lifetime of this project Government will continue to look for opportunities to extend this system to other business related processes, for example, licences and permissions to trade.

169.The section commits Government to report to Parliament annually on progress toward achieving a streamlined company registration system in section 15. Reports will be submitted at the end of the financial year in March 2016 and 2017. The final report, due in March 2017, will also include an assessment of what steps, if any, the Secretary of State expects to put in place for a system to streamline other information delivery processes between Government and businesses.

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