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Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015

Section 26: Amending the business impact target etc

215.This section provides powers for the Secretary of State to change the target and associated definitions during the Parliament. For example, the current Government set an initial target of One-in One-out at the start of the Parliament, but added a supplementary target of One-in Two-out starting in 2013 – it may be that a similar scenario could arise in future. Similarly the current Government has also updated the methodology for calculating impacts under One-in two-out to improve the incentive effects around pro-competition measures.

216.The Secretary of State can change either of the targets, the definition of qualifying regulatory provisions, or the methodology. Any changes must be published and laid before Parliament. Reports that have already been published must be amended and laid before Parliament where required.

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