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Legislation: Impact Assessments

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN HL490, tabled on 24 May 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their policy on the publication of impact assessments in relation to (1) primary legislation, and (2) secondary legislation.

Answered on

8 June 2021

The Government publishes individual impact assessments in relation to both primary and secondary legislation for all measures where a significant impact on business has been identified and, where applicable, the RPC opinion, alongside either the relevant consultation document on GOV.UK or the relevant legislation on

For regulatory measures without an impact assessment, the relevant explanatory memorandum should set out the key impacts and include the rationale for not providing an impact assessment.

The current requirement for publication of impact assessments is part of the administrative process in the Better Regulation Framework as agreed across Government.