1. National

Cameron: Businesses say red tape 'holding them back'

Cutting thousands of pages of bureaucratic guidance will mean the Government becoming the first administration in modern history to have reduced red tape for businesses over the course of a parliament, David Cameron has claimed.

View all 7 updates ›

Cameron to slash 'crazy' red tape

Cameron to slash 'crazy' red tape. Credit: Robert Schlesinger/DPA/Press Association Images

Thousands of pages of "crazy" guidance that tells businesses and builders how to do everything from dealing with the problem of dirty windows to cutting hedgerows will by slashed by up to 90%, David Cameron will pledge today.

The Prime Minister will tell business leaders that the coalition will be the first government in modern history to have reduced the overall burden of red tape business, saving more than £850 million a year.

More top news