Business Minister Michael Fallon has named ACCESS as one of six new projects supported by the Department of Business, Innovation and Science that will pioneer new ways for regulators and businesses to work together to support growth. Monmouthshire is one of only three local authorities across England and Wales to receive an award from the Government’s Regulatory Innovation for Growth Fund, following a competitive application process launched in April.
Mr Fallon said: “These projects will demonstrate that the effective enforcement of regulation does not impose unnecessary red tape, impede ambition or stifle enterprise. They will help establish a new culture in which regulators work alongside the business community to help our firms comply with the law, achieve excellence, prosper and grow.”
Giles Howard, Monmouthshire’s Cabinet Member for Regulatory Services added: “Supporting economic development is a key priority for this council. Successful food businesses with a good reputation are an important feature of the county and we are keen to develop new ways of supporting them. I am delighted that the way we plan to help food businesses to meet their legal responsibilities through the ACCESS project has been recognised as an effective way of supporting business growth.”