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Ontario takes aim at cutting red tape in structural reform push ~ The Epoch Times, Canada   6 Nov 2019

theepochtimes.com/ontario-takes-aim-at-cutting-red-tape-in-structural-reform-push

Ontario Premier Doug Ford speaks in the Ontario legislature in Toronto on Oct. 28, 2019. His government proposed an act to reduce the regulatory burden on businesses and consumers as the legislature opened after a long break. (The Canadian Press//Chris Young)

More red tape in building industry will make homes more unaffordable The Sydney Morning Herald, Australia   5 Nov 2019

smh.com.au/national/nsw/more-red-tape-in-building-industry-will-make-homes-more-unaffordable

More regulation will add to Sydney housing costs.

Disaster co-ordinator warns against red tape The Royal Gazette, Bahamas   1 Nov 2019

Disaster warning: Steve Cosham

Untangling the red tape: retain drivers by simplifying compliance ~ Voice of the Highway, USA   1 Nov 2019

voiceofthehwy.news/untangling-the-red-tape-retain-drivers-by-simplifying-compliance

Cut out the red tape ~ The Daily Star, Bangla Desh   20 Oct 2019

thedailystar.net/editorial/news/cut-out-the-red-tape

Red tape causing delays in housing developments – Property Industry Ireland ~Irish Examiner, Ireland   23 Oct 2019

irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/ireland/red-tape-causing-delays-in-housing-developments–property-industry-ireland

Red tape causing delays in housing developments - Property Industry Ireland

NMC cuts red tape for overseas applicants by moving system online ~ Nursing Times, UK   7 Oct 2019

nursingtimes.net/news/workforce/nmc-moves-application-system-for-overseas-nurses-online

online nursing degree

Chancellor announces ‘Brexit red tape challenge’ ~ FT Adviser, UK   30 Sep 2019

ftadviser.com/regulation/2019/09/30/chancellor-announces-brexit-red-tape-challenge

Chancellor announces 'Brexit red tape challenge'

Green developments ‘could avoid planning red tape’ ~ BBC Scotland, UK   30 Sep 2019   

bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-49871275

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Cut red tape for family physicians, AAFP tells Congress American Academy of Family Physicians, USA 23 Sep 2019   

aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20190923housetestimony

Is red tape keeping Ohioans from health care coverage? Public News Service, USA   13 Sep 2019

publicnewsservice.org/2019-09-13/health-issues/is-red-tape-keeping-ohioans-from-health-care-coverage

About 58,000 more Ohioans went without health care coverage in 2018 compared to 2017. (md3d/Adobe Stock)

How red tape and high taxes have stunted home construction and sent prices soaring across the country Mail Online, Australia   17 Aug 2019

dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7366237/Red-tape-high-taxes-stunted-home-construction-sent-prices-soaring-country

A report commissioned by the Housing Industry Association lists levies, stamp duty, GST, council rates and land tax as factors that drive up home prices (stock image)

Red tape is being weaponised in India to declare millions stateless ~ The Guardian, UK   15 Aug 2019

theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/aug/15/india-millions-stateless-assam-red-tape-illegal-immigrants

Men queuing to check if their names are included in the National Register of Citizens in 2018.

Government pushed to cut red tape ~ CathNews, Australia   14 Aug 2019

cathnews.com/archives/cath-news-archive/35775-government-pushed-to-cut-red-tape

Red tape: Federal civil servants remain uninsured for second year ~ Vanguard, Nigeria   12 Aug 2019
vanguardngr.com/2019/08/red-tape-federal-civil-servants-remain-uninsured-for-second-year

civil servants, Federal civil servants

PM moves to cut NDIS red tape, waiting times with new review The Australian, New South Wales, Australia   12 Aug 2019

theaustralian.com.au/nation/politics/pm-moves-to-cut-ndis-red-tape-waiting-times-with-new-review/news-story

Scott Morrison has launched a new review of the NDIS. Picture: AAP.

Increase in financial red tape will leave small businesses struggling, top trader warnsIndependent, UK   10 Aug 2019

independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/eu-regulation-increase-small-business-struggle-trader-warns

There were over 50,000 regulatory updates introduced in 2015 – double that of 2012

Chamber gives mixed review to Liberals on cutting  red tape  iPolitics, Ontario, Canada   8 Aug 2019

ipolitics.ca/2019/08/08/chamber-gives-mixed-review-to-liberals-on-cutting-red-tape

Red tape war: The West Australian, Community News launch campaign to end stifling rules & regulations The West Australian, Australia   4 Aug 2019

thewest.com.au/news/wa/red-tape-war-the-west-australian-community-newspaper-group-launch-campaign-to-end-stifling-rules-and-regulations-ng-b881280089z

Chinook caught in red tape ~ CKPGtoday, Canada   2 Aug 2019

ckpgtoday.ca/2019/08/02/chinook-caught-in-red-tape

Standardised finance system promises to cut charity red tape Australia News Today, Australia   23 Jul 2019

australianewstoday.com/standardised-finance-system-promises-to-cut-charity-red-tape

Bureaucracy and red tape to be reduced in Portugal ~ The Portugal News, Portugal   12 Jul 2019

theportugalnews.com/news/bureaucracy-and-red-tape-to-be-reduced-in-portugal/50318

Bureaucracy and red tape to be reduced in Portugal

‘Red tape’ leaves Rutland zebra crossing half-painted WorldWideNews, UK   4 Jul 2019

theworldwidenewsonline.com/2019/07/04/red-tape-leaves-rutland-zebra-crossing-half-painted

Anti-red tape body claims high resolution rate despite lack of IRR, chief ~ Philstar Global, Philippines   26 Jun 2019

philstar.com/business/2019/06/26/1929755/anti-red-tape-body-claims-high-resolution-rate-despite-lack-irr-chief

Piraeus-bound Metro line held up by red tape Greek Travel Pages, Greece   24 Jun 2019

news.gtp.gr/2019/06/24/piraeus-bound-metro-line-held-red-tape

Red tape will leave the vulnerable cold and gas engineers frustrated ~ Energy & Utilities Alliance, UK   19 Jun 2019

eua.org.uk/red-tape-will-leave-the-vulnerable-cold-and-gas-engineers-frustrated

Review: At Red Tape Theatre, We Can All Be Pussy Riot–and If We’re Not, Why Aren’t We? Third Coast Review, Chicago, USA   12 Jun 2019

thirdcoastreview.com/2019/06/12/review-at-red-tape-theatre-we-are-pussy-riot

Red tape limiting opioid epidemic fight: US doctors’ group MedicalXpress, USA   30 May 2019

medicalxpress.com/news/2019-05-red-tape-limiting-opioid-epidemic.html

Cutting regulations by one third: UCP to table red tape bill ~ Edmonton Journal, Canada   30 May 2019

edmontonjournal.com/news/politics/cutting-regulations-by-one-third-ucp-to-table-red-tape-bill

Vancouver City Council candidate: Cut red tape, boost economy ~ The Colombian, Vancouver, Canada   20 May 2019

columbian.com/news/2019/may/20/vancouver-city-council-candidate-cut-red-tape-boost-economy

nytimes.com/2019/05/14/business/india-modi-business-red-tape

Red tape stalls return of trash to Canada Phillipine Daily Inquirer, Phillipines   13 May 2019

newsinfo.inquirer.net/1117296/red-tape-stalls-return-of-trash-to-canada

Red tape stalls return of trash to Canada

Train firms’ red tape hampers compensation claims, says Which? ~ The Guardian, UK   9 May 2019

theguardian.com/business/2019/may/09/train-firms-red-tape-hampers-compensation-claims-says-which

Commuters board a Greater Anglia train at Shenfield in Essex

Did red tape fatally delay the rescue on Annapurna? ~ ExplorersWeb.com   30 Apr 2019

explorersweb.com/2019/04/30/rescue-on-annapurna-delayed-due-to-red-tape

Red tape talks continue ~ Blackburn News, Canada   25 Apr 2019

blackburnnews.com/agrimedia/agrimedia-news/2019/04/25/red-tape-talks-continue

More red tape as government wants Anti-Money Laundering for letting agents Letting Agent Today, UK   17 Apr 2019

lettingagenttoday.co.uk/breaking-news/2019/4/more-red-tape-as-government-wants-anti-money-laundering-applied-to-letting-agents?source=newsticker

More red tape as government wants Anti-Money Laundering for letting agents

Doug Ford slashes a bunch ofred tapein government’s first budget — as promised ~ National Observer, Ontario, Canada   11 Apr 2019

nationalobserver.com/2019/04/11/news/doug-ford-slashes-bunch-red-tape-governments-first-budget-promised

Is your business ready for Red Tape Day 2019? Business Up North, UK   2 Apr 2019

businessupnorth.co.uk/is-your-business-ready-for-red-tape-day-2019

David Cameron called for ‘bonfire’ of EU red tape, new papers reveal ITV News, UK   24 Mar 2019

itv.com/news/2019-03-24/david-cameron-called-for-bonfire-of-eu-red-tape-new-papers-reveal

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Redrow founder: ‘Cut red tape to combat housing crisis’ ~BBC Wales, UK   19 Mar 2019

bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-47538942

Steve Morgan

Red tape blamed for delay in  release of $2.3bn by World BankDawn, Pakistan   11 Mar 2019

https://www.dawn.com/news/1468914

Government is relying on short-term loans from friendly countries to meet forex needs. — AFP/File

Call for less red tape in Horizon Europe rebutted by EU official Science Business, UK   28 Feb 2019 

sciencebusiness.net/framework-programmes/news/call-less-red-tape-horizon-europe-rebutted-eu-official

In Colombia, biodiversity researchers seek relief from regulatory red tape Science, USA   25 Feb 2019

sciencemag.org/news/2019/02/colombia-biodiversity-researchers-seek-relief-regulatory-red-tape

New rules cut red tape for citizens living or working in another EU stateThe Portugal News   21 Feb 2019

thePortugalNews.com/news/new-rules-cut-red-tape-for-citizens-living-or-working-in-another-eu-state/48486

New rules cut red tape for citizens living or working in another EU state

Away with red tapeIrish Examiner, Ireland    16 Feb 2019

irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/lifestyle/ourview/away-with-red-tape-904889

Immigration White Paper will cost employers £1bn in red tape, says report ~ Belfast Telegraph, N. Ireland   10 Feb 2019

belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/uk/immigration-white-paper-will-cost-employers-1bn-in-red-tape-says-report-37802577

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Duterte hits corruption, red tape in government ~The Philippine Star, Philippines   8 Feb 2019

philstar.com/headlines/2019/02/08/1891859/duterte-hits-corruption-red-tape-government 

Agricultural ‘red tape‘ round table held in Blyth ~ CTV News, Ontario, Canada   1 Feb 2019

london.ctvnews.ca/agricultural-red-tape-round-table-held-in-blyth-1.4279474

Agricultural red tape

Red tape‘ reduction project seeking feedback Sydenham Current, London, UK   28 Jan 2019

sydenhamcurrent.ca/2019/01/28/red-tape-reduction-project-seeking-feedback

Red Tape Awareness  Week™   

21 – 25 Jan 2019 Canadian Federation of Independent Business

cfib-fcei.ca/en/red-tape-awareness-week

New IPV Code removes red tape SuperYachtNews, London, UK   15 Jan 2019

superyachtnews.com/business/new-ipv-code-removes-red-tape-surrounding-vessel-testing-and-delivery

Image for article New IPV Code removes red tape

Red tape to be cut nationwide in 2019 Vietnam+, Vietnam   5 Jan 2019

vietnamplus.vn/red-tape-to-be-cut-nationwide-in-2019/144637.vnp

Circumventing ‘red tape‘: Australia sets out action plan to tackle non-tariff barriers to global food export markets ~ Food Navigator- Asia, Singapore   4 Jan 2019

foodnavigator-asia.com/Article/2019/01/04/Circumventing-red-tape-Australia-sets-out-action-plan-to-tackle-non-tariff-barriers-to-global-food-export-markets

Australia has launched a new action plan that looks to undertake the challenge of addressing non-tariff barriers to its export markets worldwide. Its grapes have previously benefited from such actions. ©iStock

Ontario Tories’ bill to supposedly cut red tape will put lives at risk ~ The Hamilton Spectator, Canada   28 Dec 2018

thespec.com/opinion-story/9073172-ontario-tories-bill-to-supposedly-cut-red-tape-will-put-lives-at-risk/

Doug Ford

Red tape trips up subsidised flat hopefuls ~ rthk.hk, Hong Kong    28 Dec 2018

news.rthk.hk/rthk/en/component/k2/1435387-20181228.htm

A public housing tenant complains about the application procedures. Photo: RTHK

South Korea start-ups hobbled by red tape and risk aversion The Straits Times, Singapore   28 Dec 2018

straitstimes.com/business/companies-markets/s-korea-start-ups-hobbled-by-red-tape-and-risk-aversion

A taxi driver in South Korea protesting in October against a carpool service application to be launched by Kakao Corp later in the year. The banners read: "Stop carpool service application, it is illegal business." Such protests have made it hard for

How China is finding new ways to use red tape to tie up US firms during the trade war ~ South China Morning Post   27 Dec 2018

scmp.com/economy/china-economy/article/2179601/how-china-finding-new-ways-use-red-tape-tie-us-firms-during

Red tape fails to dull Christmas sparkle ~ Campbeltown Courier, Scotland    7 Dec 2018

campbeltowncourier.co.uk/2018/12/07/red-tape-fails-to-dull-christmas-sparkle/

UK aviation firms scramble to avoid red tape of ‘hard Brexit’ One America News Network, USA   5 Dec 2018

oann.com/uk-aviation-firms-scramble-to-avoid-red-tape-of-hard-brexit/

A passenger plane flies towards Heathrow airport at dawn in London, Britain

Cancer patients’ lives at risk because red tape means it takes 14 YEARS for patients to get access to new drugs after they are first developed ~ Daily Mail, UK   4 Dec 2018

dailymail.co.uk/health/article-6456627/Cancer-patients-risk-red-tape-means-takes-14-YEARS-new-drugs.html 

Drugs are normally rejected on the grounds of cost effectiveness. Nice has tried to tackle this by starting appraisals earlier – often before licensing has been completed – but decisions have barely sped up [File photo]

A post-Brexit bonfire of red tape will help reignite economic growth The Times/ Institute of Economic Affairs, UK   5 Nov 2018

thetimes.co.uk/article/a-post-brexit-bonfire-of-red-tape-will-help-reignite-economic-growth-w6sv2dp5t

Proposals unveiled to cut red tape for divers retrieving marine litter Dept for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs, UK   2 Nov 2018

gov.uk/government/news/proposals-unveiled-to-cut-red-tape-for-divers-retrieving-marine-litter

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Red tape getting in the way of foreign staff security: union  ~ The Canadian Press, Canada, 21 Nov 2018

nationalnewswatch.com/2018/11/21/red-tape-getting-in-the-way-of-foreign-staff-security-union

Northern Australia white paper ambitions stifled by red tape and lacking infrastructureABC News, Australia   10 Nov 2018

abc.net.au/news/2018-11-11/northern-australia-white-paper-failing-to-deliver-outcomes

 A tractor makes its way down a dirt road in northern Australia.

Can AI address health care’s red-tape problem? ~ American News Group, USA   6 Nov 2018
americannewsgroup.com/2018/11/06/can-ai-address-health-cares-red-tape-problem/

Red tape reduction, strong economy drive local benefits ~ FarmOnline, Australia   3 Nov 2018

farmonline.com.au/story/5737738/red-tape-reduction-strong-economy-drives-community-benefits/

Deputy Prime Minister and Nationals Leader Michael McCormack.

World Bank: red tape choking local business ~ The Daily Star, Lebanon   1 Nov 2018

dailystar.com.lb/Business/Local/2018/Nov-01/468061-wold-bank-red-tape-choking-local-business

Trained to be a doctor, but held back by red tape Georgia Health News, USA   1 Nov 2018

georgiahealthnews.com/2018/11/trained-doctor-held-red-tape/

Trained to be a doctor, but held back by red tape

India’s war on red tape is working, says World Bank Daily Democrat Press, USA   1 Nov 2018

dailydemocratpress.com/2018/11/01/indias-war-on-red-tape-is-working-says-world-bank/

India's war on red tape is working, says World Bank

Less red tape to propel Greek sea tourism, says KountouraGreek Travel Pages, Greece   26 Oct 2018

news.gtp.gr/2018/10/26/less-red-tape-propel-greek-sea-tourism-says-kountoura/

Photo © Maria Theofanopoulou

Reluctance and red tape mean Premier League clubs miss out on claiming the best South American talent at source The Telegraph, UK   25 Oct 2018

telegraph.co.uk/football/2018/10/25/reluctance-red-tape-mean-premier-league-clubs-miss-claiming/

Rodrigo Bentancur Juventus vs Manchester United

Overcoming blockers: how to build your red tape toolkit – Whiteboard Friday ~ moz.com, Seattle, USA   19 Oct 2018

moz.com/blog/red-tape-toolkit-whiteboard-friday

Ministries exhorted to cut red tape faster ~ Viet Nam News, Vietnam   18 Oct 2018

vietnamnews.vn/economy/468081/ministries-exhorted-to-cut-red-tape-faster

Most Dutch firms fear rise in red tape and taxes after BrexitDutch News, The Netherlands   17 Oct 2018

dutchnews.nl/news/2018/10/most-dutch-firms-fear-rise-in-red-tape-and-taxes-after-brexit

Here’s how much red tape Trump has cut The Daily Signal, USA   17 Oct 2018

dailysignal.com/2018/10/17/heres-how-much-red-tape-trump-has-cut/

Customers dislike red tape involved in buying cars Motor Trader, UK   15 Oct 2018

motortrader.com/motor-trader-news/automotive-news/customers-dislike-red-tape-involved-buying-cars-15-10-2018

Helping navigate the red tape, Deepak Anand is Canada’s top cannabis consultant The Province, Toronto, Canada   20 Sep 2018

theprovince.com/cannabis-business/helping-navigate-the-red-tape-deepak-anand-is-canadas-top-cannabis-consultant

Anand was recently appointed as VP of business development and government relations with Cannabis Compliance Inc., one of Canada’s full-service cannabis consulting firm.

Euro bureaucrats tie up .eu in red tape to stop Brexit Brits snatching back their web domains ~ The Register, UK   15 Sep 2018

theregister.co.uk/2018/09/15/bureaucrats_eu_domains/

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Business fears being swamped in red tape by ‘no deal’ Brexit Telegraph, UK   13 Sep 2018

telegraph.co.uk/business/2018/09/13/business-fears-swamped-red-tape-no-deal-brexit/

EU and UK flags

Korean firms take their money abroad to flee red tape The Chosunilbo, S. Korea   12 Sep 2018

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Businesses fear Scottish immigration system would increase red tape – CBI Jersey Evening Post, Channel Islands   6 Sep 2018

jerseyeveningpost.com/news/uk-news/2018/09/06/businesses-fear-scottish-immigration-system-would-increase-red-tape–cbi/

Ontario seeks to reduce red tape for businesses Toronto Sun, Canada   6 Sep 2018

torontosun.com/news/provincial/ontario-open-for-business-provincial-government-says

Red tape for Red Bull: The ban-happy nanny state is coming for energy drinks Institute of Economic Affairs, UK   31 Aug 2018

iea.org.uk/media/red-tape-for-red-bull-the-ban-happy-nanny-state-is-coming-for-energy-drinks/

Danish sperm, diseased lungs and red tape: Brexit nightmares revealed The Sydney Morning Herald, Australia   24 Aug 2018

smh.com.au/world/europe/danish-sperm-diseased-lungs-and-red-tape-brexit-nightmares-revealed

British fertility clinics will have to apply for new licenses to import sperm from the EU.

Red tape before revelations Mail & Guardian, South Africa   24 Aug 2018

mg.co.za/article/2018-08-24-00-red-tape-before-revelations

Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo at the commission’s first public hearing on state capture and corruption. (Gulshan Khan/AFP)

UK paints grim picture of ‘no-deal’ Brexit: More red-tape at border, delays in medical treatment and spike in credit card fees top the listFirstPost, India   23 Aug 2018

firstpost.com/world/uk-paints-grim-picture-of-no-deal-brexit-more-red-tape-at-border-delays-in-medical-treatment-and-spike-in-credit-card-fees-top-the-list

Representative image. Reuters

Expensive food and red tape at the border: Businesses and politicians react to No Deal Brexit planBelfast Telegraph, N. Ireland   23 Aug 2018

belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/expensive-food-and-red-tape-at-the-border-businesses-and-politicians-react-to-no-deal-brexit-plan

Business and politicians have reacted to the Government's proposed 'no-deal' Brexit plan, with concerns raised about the potential damage it could cause to trade and business in the province. (Brian Lawless/PA)

Red tape kills off local slaughtermen The Times, UK   13 Aug 2018

thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/red-tape-kills-off-local-slaughtermen

John Coles with Wiltshire horn sheep brought in from a neighbouring farm

Increase in financial red tape will leave small businesses struggling, top trader warns Independent, UK   10 Aug 2018

independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/eu-regulation-increase-small-business-struggle-trader-warns

There were over 50,000 regulatory updates introduced in 2015 – double that of 2012

Duterte: National ID to cut red tape, fight crime ~ The Philippine Star,  Philippines   8 Aug 2018

philstar.com/headlines/2018/08/07/1840379/duterte-national-id-cut-red-tape-fight-crime

There is too much red tape in pensions, says industryProfessional Pensions, UK   2 Aug 2018

professionalpensions.com/professional-pensions/news/3036985/there-is-too-much-red-tape-in-pensions-says-industry

Charities urged to voice concerns about fundraising red tapeProbonoAustralia.com.au   25 Jul 2018

probonoaustralia.com.au/news/2018/07/charities-urged-voice-concerns-fundraising-red-tape/

Wading through red tape and cotton wool to enable nature-based kindergartens Stuff, New Zealand   22 Jul 2018

stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/105632188/Wading-through-red-tape-and-cotton-wool-to-enable-nature-based-kindergartens

Hogan believes outdoor play is vital for children's development and confidence.

Engineering firms slam red tape ~ Viet Nam News   20 Jul 2018

vietnamnews.vn/economy/462128/engineering-firms-slam-red-tape

Too much red tape: We reveal over 125 rental laws and regulations Letting Agent Today, UK   13 Jul 2018

lettingagenttoday.co.uk/breaking-news/2018/7/too-much-red-tape-we-reveal-over-125-rental-laws-and-regulations

Too much red tape: We reveal over 125 rental laws and regulations

May bids for Trump Brexit backing with vow to rip up red tape ~ The Guardian, UK   12 Jul 2018

msn.com/en-gb/news/brexit/may-bids-for-trump-brexit-backing-with-vow-to-rip-up-red-tape

British Prime Minster Theresa May and her husband Philip stand together with U.S. President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump at the entrance to Blenheim Palace, where they are attending a dinner with specially invited guests and business leaders, near Oxford, Britain, July 12, 2018. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

Childcare subsidy changes add red tape for families and providers ~ ABC News, Australia   10 Jul 2018

abc.net.au/news/2018-07-11/childcare-subsidy-changes-burden-families-and-providers

A parent playing with a child and some colourful plastic blocks in a tower

We have replaced kindness with red tape Irish Examiner, Ireland   7 Jul 2018

irishexaminer.com/viewpoints/columnists/michael-clifford/we-have-replaced-kindness-with-red-tape

Editors hit out at government ‘red tape’ over apprentice journalist funding ~ Hold The Front Page, UK    26 Jun 2018

holdthefrontpage.co.uk/2018/news/editors-hit-out-at-government-red-tape-over-apprentice-journalist-funding

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Theresa May demands NHS bosses slash red tape after getting £20billion bonanza ~ The Sun, UK   19 Jun 2018

thesun.co.uk/news/6567632/theresa-may-demands-nhs-bosses-slash-red-tape-after-getting-20billion-bonanza

NHS red tape 'takes money and people away from the front line', said the PM

Competition red tape may tie major carriers in too many knots for more M&A  ~ The Loadstar, UK   18 Jun 2018

theloadstar.co.uk/competition-red-tape-may-tie-major-carriers-many-knots-ma/

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Blockchain experiment could cut customs red tapeFinancial Times, UK   13 Jun 2018

ft.com/content/caa52d44-6d53-11e8-852d-d8b934ff5ffa

Killarney wildlife park shuts ‘because of red tape Irish Examiner, Ireland   11 Jun 2018

irishexaminer.com/ireland/killarney-wildlife-park-shuts-because-of-red-tape

Swiss red tape: court rules against retirees’ ‘flashy’ orange house ~ The Local, Switzerland   29 May 2018

thelocal.ch/20180529/swiss-court-rules-against-retirees-flashy-orange-house

Swiss red tape: court rules against retirees' 'flashy' orange house

Egypt discovers if it cuts the red tape, investors will come ~ Bloomberg, USA   29 May 2018

bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-05-29/egypt-discovers-cut-the-red-tape-and-investors-will-come

Trump goes into space with order to cut red tape ~ Financial Times, UK   24 May 2018

ft.com/content/9b677898-5f93-11e8-9334-2218e7146b04

Cyprus, Malta, Greece want EU red tape cut to boost shipping ~ Independent, Malta   18 May 2018

independent.com.mt/articles/2018-05-18/local-news/Cyprus-Malta-Greece-want-EU-red-tape-cut-to-boost-shipping

Ski instructors fear avalanche of red tape after Brexit ~ The Telegraph, UK   2 May 2018

telegraph.co.uk/politics/2018/05/02/ski-instructors-fear-avalanche-red-tape-brexit/

Free skier admiring the wintery mountain landscape at Argentera, Italy

Helping foreign artists cut through the red tape, pro bono ~ The NewYorker, USA   23 Apr 2018

newyorker.com/magazine/2018/04/23/helping-foreign-artists-cut-through-red-tape-pro-bono

Brexit to destroy EU red tape and bureaucracy: Liam Fox pledges Britain trade boostDaily Express, UK   23 Apr 2018

express.co.uk/news/uk/949720/brexit-news-liam-fox-trade-speech-uk-eu-brexit-trade-deal

Brexit news

Red capitalism v red tapeSome American startups are borrowing ideas from ChinaThe Economist, USA   19 Apr 2018

economist.com/business/2018/04/19/some-american-startups-are-borrowing-ideas-from-china

Pharma group blames lack of outcomes-based drug contracts on regulatory red tape Fierce Healthcare, USA   19 Apr 2018

fiercehealthcare.com/payer/pharma-blames-red-tape-slow-adoption-outcomes-based-pricing-contracts

Prescription Drugs and Money image

Trump cuts red tape in sales of armed drones United Press International, USA   19 Apr 2018

upi.com/Top_News/US/2018/04/19/Trump-cuts-red-tape-in-sales-of-armed-drones

Why are people still living in fire-trap flats? Because we tore down thered tape’ The Guardian, UK   16 Apr 2018

theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/apr/16/grenfell-red-tape-regulations-cameron-government

Grenfell Tower a month after the fire in June 2017.

Francesca McDonagh tears off red tape in Bank of Ireland restructure The Sunday Times, UK   15 Apr 2018

thetimes.co.uk/article/francesca-mcdonagh-tears-off-red-tape-in-bank-of-ireland-restructure

Francesca McDonagh wants to cut the jobs of 250 middle managers across Ireland and the UK

Canadian medical student nearly loses residency over Health Canada red tape ~ CBC News, Canada   14 Apr 2018

cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/medical-student-denied-statement-of-need

HSBC to expand further in China, cut red tape under new management team ~ nasdaq.com, USA   9 Apr 2018

nasdaq.com/article/hsbc-to-expand-further-in-china-cut-red-tape-under-new-management-team

Haulage hits red tape roadblock ~ Business News Western Australia   6 Apr 2018

businessnews.com.au/article/Haulage-hits-red-tape-roadblock

Doug Ford says he will cut red tape to revive Ontario manufacturing jobs ~ The Star, Toronto, Canada   25 Mar 2018

thestar.com/news/queenspark/2018/03/25/doug-ford-says-he-will-cut-red-tape-to-revive-ontario-manufacturing-jobs

Doug Ford spoke Saturday at a campaign office opening in Ajax and a rally in Oshawa.

Cutting company tax and red tape are key to jobs and wage growth ~ ABC News, Australia   24 Mar 2018   

abc.net.au/news/2018-03-25/free-up-the-market-for-economic-growth

A hand holding a collection of Australian currency

Israeli red tape may hold up US embassy move to Jerusalem The Times of Israel,   20 Mar 2018

timesofisrael.com/israeli-red-tape-may-hold-up-us-embassy-move-to-jerusalem-report/

View of the US Consulate in Jerusalem's Arnona neighborhood, February 24, 2018. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

Rethink urged after Opua’s dog swimming races canned by red tape ~ NZ Herald, New Zealand   17 Mar 2018

nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12012669

Contestants hit the water in the dog-and-owner swimming race at last year's Opua Community Regatta. PHOTO / PETER DE GRAAF

New regulation to reduce red tape for tax incentives ~ The Jakarta News, Indonesia   9 Mar 2018

thejakartapost.com/news/2018/03/09/new-regulation-to-reduce-red-tape-for-tax-incentives

New regulation to reduce red tape for tax incentives

Longing for a thoughtful, not a theatric, red-tape repeal day ~ The Sydney Morning Herald, Australia   6 Mar 2018

smh.com.au/national/longing-for-a-thoughtful-not-a-theatric-redtape-repeal-day

Medicinal cannabis red tape slashed to provide faster access to NSW patientsABC News, Australia   4 Mar 2018

abc.net.au/news/2018-03-02/medicinal-cannabis-red-tape-slashed-for-nsw-patients/

Cannabis growing in a trial plot on the Sunshine Coast

Red tape in the meat industry? It’s the difference between life and death ~ The Guardian, UK   21 Feb 2018

theguardian.com/animals-farmed/2018/feb/21/red-tape-in-the-meat-industry-its-the-difference-between-life-and-death

Tourists in Amsterdam’s Red Light District will be ordered to turn their BACKS on sex workers in windows ~ Daily Mail, UK  20 Feb 2018

dailymail.co.uk/travel/travel_news/article-5412905/Tourists-turn-BACKS-sex-workers-Amsterdam

Tourists in Amsterdam are being told to stop ogling sex workers in the infamous Red Light District, pictured 

Gove announces farming red tape crackdown East Anglian Daily Times, UK   20 Feb 2018

eadt.co.uk/news/gove-announces-farming-red-tape-crackdown

Environment secretary Michael Gove speaking at the 2018 NFU Conference. Picture by Simon Hadley.

MP’s Airbnb Bill ‘creates red tape for homeowners’ Evening Standard, London, UK   19 Feb 2018

standard.co.uk/news/london/mp-s-airbnb-bill-creates-red-tape-for-homeowners

A new bill could mean people letting out their properties on sites like Airbnb would have to register with the local council first

Outcry over rare ponies put down in red tape fiasco  Express, UK   18 Feb 2018 

express.co.uk/news/uk/920694/Exmoor-ponies-endangered-put-dow-red-tape-fiasco-passports

Exmoor pony

Figure skating: German pair navigate red tape to land gold ~ SRN News, USA   15 Feb 2018

srnnews.com/figure-skating-german-pair-navigate-red-tape-to-land-gold

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Medical cannabis red tape forces thousands to turn to black market for pain relief ABC News, Australia   9 Feb 2018

abc.net.au/news/2018-02-10/simon-sweeting/9417830

Man holds medication

82% of gov’t offices, GOCCs pass anti-red tape survey ~ Philstar, Philippines   5 Feb 2018

beta.philstar.com/headlines/2018/02/05/1784876/82-govt-offices-goccs-pass-anti-red-tape-survey

The hellish journey through Pentagon’s red tape to approve a Medal of Honor  ~ Marine Times, USA   6 Feb 2018

marinecorpstimes.com/news/your-marine-corps/2018/02/06/the-hellish-journey-through-pentagons-red-tape-to-approve-a-medal-of-honor/

Less red tape, more red ale: Change could make it easier for microbreweries to sell wares downtown  ~ CBC News, Canada   2 Feb 2018

cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/downtown-winnipeg-breweries-retail-red-tape

Microbreweries who wish to set up shop in downtown Winnipeg will soon be able to sell their own beer without operating a restaurant, such as this one at PEG Beer Co.

Cut red tape for land protection groups, says minister ~ CBC News, Prince Edward Island, Canada   29 Jan 2018

cbc.ca/news/canada/prince-edward-island/pei-land-protection-conservancy-trust-limits

The Nature Conservancy of Canada owns and protects this land on Enmore RIver, P.E.I.

Brexit could be ‘opportunity’ for orchestras to escape EU red tape and re-engage with the world ~ The Telegraph, UK   28 Jan 2018

telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/01/28/brexit-could-opportunity-orchestras-escape-eu-red-tape-re-engage/

Vladimir Jurowski conducting the London Philharmonic Orchestra

Harassment & inequality: should some of the red-tape “burdens” be reinstated? ~ Personnel Today, UK   26 Jan 2018

personneltoday.com/hr/harassment-inequality-red-tape-burdens-reinstated/

Red tape reduction in trucking industries ~ North Nova Press, Canada   26 Jan 2018

nnpress.ca/index.php/2018/01/26/red-tape-reduction-in-trucking-industries/

Canada banks on Trump’s hatred for red tape to revive stalled NAFTA talks, envoy says ~ The Washington Post, USA   24 Jan 2018

thestar.com/news/world/2018/01/24/canada-banks-on-trumps-hatred-for-red-tape-to-revive-stalled-nafta-talks-envoy-says

 The aim is to reduce required paperwork, making North American vehicle makers more competitive and indirectly addressing Trump’s demand to create more U.S. manufacturing jobs, David MacNaughton, Canada’s ambassador to the United States, said.

Red carpet replacing red tape in India, PM tells CEOs in Davos  ~ The Times of India   23 Jan 2018

timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/international-business/india-is-replacing-red-tape-with-red-carpet-pm-modi-tells-ceos-at-davos/articleshow

 Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman of World Economic Forum, and Swiss President Alain Berset as they arrive at the Opening Plenary during the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland.

Discount airlines fight red tape to get off the ground in Canada  ~ CBC News, Canada   23 Jan 2018

cbc.ca/news/business/discount-airlines-regulatory-impediments

Jetlines hopes to start selling tickets this year, if it can secure the funding to get its carrier licence.

Headmistress scuppered by red tape as she tried to use mobile phone jamming technology to stop children using internet in class  The Telegraph, UK   19 Jan 2018

telegraph.co.uk/education/2017/01/19/headmistress-buys-illegal-jammer-block-students-internet-use/

iPhone six in red case on Apple Macbook keyboard

NHS red tape and delays ‘compromising care for seriously ill and disabled patients’ ~ Independent, UK   17 Jan 2018

independent.co.uk/news/health/nhs-delays-care-patients-disabled-ill-red-tape-blamed-continuing-healthcare-public-accounts

Brela finally cuts red tape  ~ The Citizen, Tanzania   17 Jan 2018

thecitizen.co.tz/News/Brela-finally-cuts-red-tape/1840340-4266628-yow4xaz/index

 Brela chief executive Frank Kanyusi

Trump looks to slash government red tape on overseas sale of US made weapons ~ The Washington Times   11 Jan 2018

washingtontimes.com/news/2018/jan/11/trump-deregulate-sale-american-weapon-overseas/

In America, the worst red tape is what corporations tangle around their customers ~ The Telegraph, UK   3 Jan 2018

telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/01/03/america-worst-red-tape-corporations-tangle-around-customers/

A New York City Department of Sanitation worker cleans the streets after the New Year celebrations in Times Square 

Ballyclare housebuilder warns red tape slowing completions  ~ Belfast Telegraph, N. Ireland   3 Jan 2018

belfasttelegraph.co.uk/business/northern-ireland/ballyclare-housebuilder-warns-red-tape-slowing-completions

Constraints: Jamesy Hagan

Frustration as red tape holds up plans for Belfast drugs awareness centre  ~ Belfast Telegraph, N. Ireland   1 Jan 2018

belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/frustration-as-red-tape-holds-up-plans-for-belfast-drugs-awareness-centre

The vacant former Fasa building on the Shankill Road

Food processors decry ‘red tape’ ~ The Citizen, Tanzania   1 Jan 2018

thecitizen.co.tz/News/Business/Food-processors-decry–red-tape-/1840414-

Small and medium food and spice processors have

‘There’s more red tape creeping in all the time’ ~ Farm Ireland, The Independent   1 Jan 2018

independent.ie/business/farming/rural-life/theres-more-red-tape-creeping-in-all-the-time

Derek and Mary Richardson at their farm in Carracastle, Co.Roscommon. Photo; Mick McCormack.

Red tape leaves France lagging as skiers turn elsewhere  The Telegraph, UK   27 Dec 2017

telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/12/27/red-tape-leaves-france-lagging-skiers-turn-elsewhere/

Blue passports mean red tape, say EU officials ~ The Guardian, UK   23 Dec 2017

twitter.com/guardian/status/944326566682791944

Boris Johnson ‘gaining ground’ in drive to tear up Brussels red tape ~ Belfast Telegraph   22 Dec 2017

belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/uk/boris-johnson-gaining-ground-in-drive-to-tear-up-brussels-red-tape

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson in Moscow (Pavel Golovkin/AP)

Trump Administration Cuts Red Tape The Epoch Times, USA   15 Dec 2017

theepochtimes.com/trump-administration-cuts-red-tape

‘Canada-plus plus plus’ Brexit deal could mean mass of red tape  ~ The Times, UK   11 Dec 2017

thetimes.co.uk/article/canada-plus-plus-plus-brexit-deal-could-mean-mass-of-red-tape

David Davis, who appeared on The Andrew Marr Show, has outlined his vision for trade

Gujarat elections: Tribals say local red tape holding up government schemes ~ The Economic Times, India   5 Dec 2017

economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics-and-nation/gujarat-elections-tribals-say-local-red-tape-holding-up-government-schemes/articleshow

Most tribals in the area have to go to neighbouring Maharashtra or to Dharampur further up north in Gujarat in search of employment as labourers in fields.

HFMA Key Contributor Bronze Award  13 Jul 2017

HFMA Key Contributor Bronze Award  13 Jul 2017

Mark Knight, Chief Executive, HFMA

“Pat Shroff was nominated by the Audit & Governance Committee and the London Branch. This award winner is an extremely valuable member…….and comes up with new ideas to take the Branch, the Committee and the Association forward”.

[ photo: HFMA President Mark Orchard and Pat, Banking Hall, Cornhill, London EC3V 3ND ]

Westminster Business Council event, Thu 23 Mar 2017 

Bao Fa Garden, County Hall, London SE1 7PB

Excellent (and useful) event today – good networking, too!

I will be following up with at least 3 of the businesses I met today – putting them in touch with potential clients/ partners.

Pat Shroff, Red Tape Consulting

https://www.westminsterbc.org.uk/testimonials/

Ten inspiring tips for SMEs

from the Telegraph Festival of Business

Allan Leighton, chairman of the Co-op Group, underlines the importance of customer and product

Credit: Joshua Tucker & Hajra Rahim

14 Nov 2016 • 5:00pm

From Brexit to ‘braincount’, attendees share the lessons they took home from the Telegraph’s flagship business event.
More than 550 SME owners and business professionals descended on London for this year’s Telegraph Festival of Business, which hosted panel debates and keynote speeches on everything from marketing and technological innovation, to Brexit and exporting.

We spoke to those who attended to hear what inspiration and practical advice they took away from the event.

Smaller is better
“I learned that being small can be more advantageous than being large. The need to adapt fast was one of the the overarching messages of the day, which is reassuring to hear as a small business. In larger companies, there are fixed ways of doing things that are very difficult to change. In smaller, more agile companies, change can happen faster.”
Pat Shroff, director, Red Tape Consulting

Braincount’ not headcount

“I learned to focus less on headcount and more on ‘braincount’ – the idea that you should count capabilities, skills and intelligence, not just the number of people in a team. “It’s very easy to have a large workforce and think that bigger means better. But what that team is delivering in terms of value to the business is the important thing. It means that you have to hire and invest in the right people and offer them training to always improve.”

Simon Elliott, co-founder, Clifton Clothing
Let’s take the emotion out of Brexit
“Brexit was the subject of the day. The general mood seemed to be to grin and bear it. But for small businesses, it’s the uncertainty that affects us most. Nobody is willing to invest when there’s no clear vision of what’s ahead. That said, I agreed with the idea that the emotion needs to come out of the Brexit debate. Small businesses must look for the [practical] opportunities to come out of it.”

Mark McDermott, chief executive, ScreenCloud
The customer and the product are key
“Something that stuck in my mind was a comment from Co-op Group chairman, Allan Leighton, who said that the product and customer should be at the forefront of every business. Ideally, you want them in sync – always asking for customer feedback and keeping them in the loop on products that you continue to innovate. Get both right and you’re more likely to succeed.”

Ed Flood, founder, Evossi
… but invest in good PR
“One of the principles that speakers agreed on is that having a unique product or service isn’t enough. You also need to build a strong marketing and PR campaign around it, so that key targets in your market know why your offering is so compelling. Charlotte Semler, co-founder of Votary skincare, said that she gave samples to 100 key industry movers and shakers.”
Claire Cummings, partner, Cummings Law

Millennials think differently
“I took home a lesson about millennial employees. They want and expect access to anyone in a company, regardless of seniority. They also want a sense of purpose, individual treatment and a chance to shine. They want challenges and supportive, coaching bosses to enable those challenges.”
Eddie Maguire, transformation consultant and coach, ChangeWave

Exporting opportunities will arise post-Brexit
“Brexit will be painful for larger businesses that cannot change quickly, but there will be opportunities for many smaller companies, such as ours. More competitive exporting, for example. We’ve already trebled volumes into Europe.”

John Collings, managing director, Online Lubricants
Diversify your workforce
“What I took away was the need to move your business in the same direction as your market, both technologically and through more diverse talent. To cater for a dynamic and diverse society, you need to have a workforce that’s equally dynamic and diverse. It’s an interesting point in light of the apprenticeship levy, which is giving employers an opportunity to train people who might not have the option to go through the traditional routes of securing that first job.”

Tsige Berhanu, consultant solicitor, Keystone Law

Tighten up your language
“The big lesson I took home was ensuring that the language used on our website works for an audience beyond our industry and customer-base. You never know who might discover you. That means being clear and to the point, and avoiding industry jargon.”

Charanjit Randhawa, chief executive, Epcot Career Solutions
Take it one step at a time
“I went home with two tips. First, think about the types of questions we might encounter as we apply for finance, for example, questions around our business continuity plans and how our infrastructure will grow and remain robust as we develop. The second came from a cautionary tale about the dangers of taking on too many challenges at once. The message was: yes, be ambitious, but take it one step at a time.”

Alexandra Hughes, director, WooWoo Food