Statutory guidance: Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act: statutory review requirements

Updated: The guidance has been revised to encourage a more proportionate approach to the inclusion of review clauses so that they concentrate on the measures with significant impacts.

Ministers have a duty to include a statutory review provision in new secondary legislation that has a regulatory effect on business, unless it is not appropriate to do so.

This statutory guidance explains what departments need to consider when deciding whether a review provision is appropriate. It has been published to help understanding of the duty in the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015.

See the previous version of this guidance.