Environmental regulations in the UK: How user-friendly are they for business?
|Ann Hansford1, Thérèse Woodward2 and John Hasseldine3, (1)Bristol Business School, United Kingdom; (2)Kingston University, United Kingdom; (3)Nottingham University Business School, United Kingdom|
|The effectiveness of any government’s policies on the environment will depend upon a range of factors including the appropriateness of the regulations, the simplicity of implementation and the monitoring regime. |
This paper considers the effectiveness of such policies, drawing upon the findings from an extensive survey of SMEs supported by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants. The study considered a range of issues including the quality, administration and compliance costs of environmental regulations, with data being collected through an on-line questionnaire survey that was complemented by in-depth interviews. This paper highlights areas that require urgent attention in order to achieve environmental objectives without causing an undue burden to be imposed upon business.
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Regulation and Policy
11:00 AM-12:30 PM, Tuesday, 9 November 2004, OT