The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) is asking volunteers all over the country to share their experiences of local and national authority regulators to help ensure that future events run smoothly. The government is encouraging anyone involved in volunteering to arrange events, including Big Lunches large and small, to give feedback on their experiences, good and bad, of dealing with local authorities and other regulators.
As part of the Focus on Enforcement campaign, the BIS want to know which areas need to be improved upon, and to give credit where credit is due if someone has been really helpful. They want to hear how the way regulations are enforced can be improved, reduced or done differently.
So whether you dealt with paperwork from your local council or asked them for some advice on organising your Big Lunch, the BIS want your opinions to be heard!
“Volunteers are the unsung heroes of communities in this country. But dealing with the way rules are enforced can sometimes be more of a problem than the red tape itself – no one volunteers to be a bureaucrat. So, whether it’s an inspection by someone who won’t listen or having to fill in the same form twice – we want to hear about it.”
The campaign allows comments to be posted anonymously, and you can also share your ideas for future reviews, about enforcement you would like to be scrutinised in a future review and why.
Find out more and voice your thoughts here.