In a Government-commissioned report, UK business leaders have identified what they claim are the 30 worst threats to small firms imposed by the European Union.
Among the priorities for action in the report are:
- For small businesses in low-risk sectors to be exempted from keeping written health and safety assessments
- For one-man gardening and carpentry outfits to be exempted from having to register to transport waste
- For "overly strict" new rules for labelling meat with its origin of both rearing and slaughter to be looked at
- For tougher enforcement of the EU services directive, to prevent some member states exploiting flexibility to impose "unjustifiable barriers" to trade
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