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Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015

Section 22: Sections 21 and 23 to 25: “qualifying regulatory provisions” etc.

200.This section defines the term “qualifying regulatory provisions”, by reference to two related terms: “statutory provision” and “regulatory provision”.

201.A “statutory provision” is defined in subsection (6). It includes public Acts made in the UK Parliament, subordinate legislation made by UK Ministers, and other similar provisions – for example statutory guidance. Any provision relating to a devolved or transferred function or competence is excluded (subsection (7)).

202.A “regulatory provision” is a statutory provision that has a regulatory effect - as defined in subsections 3 (a)(b) (the definition follows section 32 of the Legislative and Regulatory Reform Act 2006). Tax measures (including tax administration), procurement measures, grant measures and temporary measures that have effect for less than 12 months are excluded (subsection (4)).

203.A “qualifying regulatory provision” is a regulatory provision determined by the

Secretary of State to be a qualifying regulatory provision under section 22.

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