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red tape

rules which stipulate in great detail how the members of an organization should carry out their duties, and which are seen to inhibit flexibility and detract from effectiveness. See BUREAUCRACY, GOAL DISPLACEMENT.
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We want to hear the views of firms big and small so we can remove unnecessary red tape and help housebuilders do what they do best, building the homes we need.
It's worth noting that although the Red Tape Reduction Act just became law this year, the federal government has been using its dictates as operating policy since 2012.
Many companies have welcomed the Government's recent commitment to cut red tape and recognise it as a priority.
Finance Canada and the CRA have been reviewing this suggestion for four years and it is now time to reduce the paper burden and red tape," says Rachel De GrEoce, Manager, Advocacy and Legislative Content with the Canadian Payroll Association.
Any coherent action taken on reducing unnecessary red tape has got to be good for business.
I would also urge anyone in business to visit the Red Tape Challenge and Focus on Enforcement websites - to make sure their thoughts on regulation and enforcement are heard.
We have identified the red tape and now we are going to cut it.
The NECC's calls for less red tape has been echoed by other business groups including the CBI and manufacturers' organisation EEF.
James Lowman, CEO of the Association of Convenience Stores, was furious that Sunday trading had been thrown in alongside examples of burdensome legislation on the government's Red Tape Challenge website, which calls for consumers to give their views on regulations.
MORE must be done in 2011 to cut red tape and simplify tax regulations for small businesses.
However, the paradox, Trajanovski comments, is that while the red tape is being continuously cut, the state administration staff is being spawned.
The Red Tape Busters work out of a Sherman Oaks office that VICA President Brendan Huffman describes as fairly typical -- no poles to slide down and no custom car with a blaring siren.