Most regulatory functions use a risk assessment method to inform decisions on the frequency of inspection and enforcement action in the event of non-compliance. This raised the question of how to further improve the approach to assessing likelihood of businesses complying and targeting finite regulatory resources. For example:

Four studies were completed in 2011 and 2012 to provide a robust base of evidence to inform decisions on how best to further develop assessment of businesses and data sharing between regulators.  The key questions explored by these studies were:

The results were used to inform Better Regulation Delivery Office thinking on how best to support a simplified and transparent system of regulatory risk assessment.

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