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Prime Minister David Cameron promised to make it harder for opponents of developments to hold up planning decisions. Addressing the CBI conference Mr Cameron said:
"Government has been like someone endlessly writing a pros and cons list as an excuse not to do anything...this is not how we became one of the most successful nations in the world. It is not how you get things done." Deputy Political Editor Chris Ship reports:
The Prime Minister David Cameron told the CBI conference that the government was committed to helping British businesses win "the global race". He said:
"I want every department in Whitehall to be a growth department. We need to throw everything we've got at winning this global race."
"This country is in the economic equivalent of war today, we need the same spirit."
David Cameron will admit that the Government is often "far too slow at getting stuff done" - saying officials are "over cautious" because of fears about the reaction of lobby groups and Commons select committee.
In a speech to business leaders at the CBI annual conference, David Cameron is expected to complain that judicial review had become a "massive growth industry" that was delaying action and costing taxpayers too much money.
David Cameron will promise a crackdown on "time wasting" legal challenges to Government policies, such as planning decisions, as part of his efforts to boost economic recovery.
In a speech to business leaders at the CBI annual conference, the Prime Minister will announce plans that will see opponents given less time to apply for judicial review, face higher fees and see the chances to appeal halved.
Mr Cameron will say he is determined to "get a grip" on the process after the number of applications almost trebled in a decade.
Downing Street said they were aimed at making people "think twice about time-wasting" after application numbers rose from 160 in 1975 to 11,200 last year.