20 December 2010

BIS aims to end ‘gold plating’ in EU law

The department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) has set out a series of new principles for the Government to use when introducing European measures into UK law. The principles, set out by Secretary of State for Business Vince Cable, pictured, aim to end so called 'gold plating' and could have a serious effect on electronics regulations in the future.

According to Cable, key to the new measures will be the standard of copying out the text of European directives directly into UK law. The direct 'copy out' principle will mean that British interpretations of European law are not unfairly restricting British companies.

"I want British business to be a powerhouse for economic growth and among the most competitive in the world," said Cable. "This move will bring an end to the charge of 'gold plating'. The way we implement our EU obligations must foster, not hinder, UK growth by helping British businesses compete with their European neighbours.

The new measures are part of a wider Government policy to tackle EU regulations at the source. The Government will be talking with business organisations about the European Commission's plan for future legislation, working closely with other European countries to make sure that regulations work well on the ground and improving how evidence is used by the European Parliament and Council.

Author
Laura Hopperton

Supporting Information

Websites
http://www.newelectronics.co.uk/directory/80088099/company-details/Department-for-Business-Innovation-and-Skills.aspx

Companies
Department for Business Innovation & Skills

This material is protected by Findlay Media copyright
See Terms and Conditions.
One-off usage is permitted but bulk copying is not.
For multiple copies contact the sales team.

Do you have any comments about this article?


Add your comments

Name
 
Email
 
Comments
 

Your comments/feedback may be edited prior to publishing. Not all entries will be published.
Please view our Terms and Conditions before leaving a comment.

Related Articles

Global semi sales climb 5%

Worldwide semiconductor revenue increased to $315billion last year, up 5% from ...

Sensor market back on track

Emerging markets such as the Internet of Things, wearable electronics and the ...

Rohm teams with imec

Rohm Semiconductor has joined imec's research programme to develop ultra low ...

BEEAs 2013 round up

The Grand Prix at this year's British Engineering Excellence Awards goes to the ...

More growth for 2014

When Findlay Media announced last year that it was tripling the size of the ...

Pushing to the front

Trying to divine the future – even things only a year out – is a risky ...

The real solution to fake parts

The high tech supply chain is more vulnerable to counterfeit components than ...

Electronics Sourcing LIVE 2014

15th May 2014, Stadium MK, Milton Keynes, UK

Electronics Design Show 2014

22nd-23rd October 2013, Jaguar Exhibition Hall, Ricoh Arena, Coventry, UK

Always innovating

Check out this brief video promo for an all new website that explores TI ...

Ask the Expert: Pekka Varis

How does the Keystone Network Coprocessor offload IPSec? Pekka is a visionary ...

First public demonstration of a live OpenVPX ...

Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing partnered with Hybricon to make ...

Will designers have a choice?

The distribution sector is shrinking rapidly. But it's not the revenues, it's ...

$60million well spent?

The fate of MIPS Technologies has been the subject of rumours for several ...

Archive: New Electronics 1972

The electronics news stories making the pages of New Electronics 40 years ago ...

Sarah Macken, ESCO Council

ESCO's new chief executive tells Graham Pitcher that the electronic systems ...

John Richards, Oxford Digital

As the 2014 British Engineering Excellence Awards (BEEAs) programme launches, ...

Julian David, techUK chief

Graham Pitcher hears from techUK's chief executive about how the organisation ...