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:
PM: Government often 'far too slow at getting stuff done'
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.
Consultations, impact assessments, audits, reviews, stakeholder management, securing professional buy-in, complying with EU procurement rules, assessing sector feedback - this is not how we became one of the most powerful, prosperous nations on earth. It's not how you get things done. So I am determined to change this.
When this country was at war in the 40s, Whitehall underwent a revolution. Normal rules were circumvented. Convention was thrown out. As one historian put it, everything was thrown at 'the overriding purpose' of beating Hitler.
Well, this country is in the economic equivalent of war today - and we need the same spirit. We need to forget about crossing every 't' and dotting every 'i' - and we need to throw everything we've got at winning in this global race.
PM wants to 'get a grip' of 'time-wasting' appeals
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.
We urgently needed to get a grip on this. So here's what we're going to do: reduce the time limit when people can bring cases; charge more for reviews - so people think twice about time-wasting.
And instead of giving hopeless cases up to four bites of the cherry to appeal a decision, we will halve that to two.
PM promises crackdown on 'time wasting' legal challenges
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.