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Smarter regulation

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This page sets out how the UK government’s smarter regulation programme seeks to reduce burdens on businesses and promote innovation and growth.

Change made:
Retained EU employment law reforms added to the page under the “Policy Decisions” section.

Notice to exporters 2023/22: Export Control Joint Unit training update

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A notice to exporters to update on the export control training.

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First published.

Notices to exporters

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Notices to exporters published by the Export Control Joint Unit (ECJU).

Change made:
Notice to exporters 2023/22: Export Control Joint Unit training update added to the collection.

UK’s approach to negotiating an enhanced free trade agreement with the Republic of Korea

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The UK’s objectives in trade negotiations with the Republic of Korea.

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First published.

The UK’s trade agreements

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Find out which trade agreements the UK has signed and which the UK is negotiating.

Change made:
‘UK’s approach to negotiating an enhanced free trade agreement with the Republic of Korea’ added to the ‘trade agreements we are negotiating’ section of the page.

UK and South Korea to launch talks on new trade deal as Korean businesses back Britain with £21 billion of investment 

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Talks launch tomorrow [Wednesday 22 November] on an upgraded trade deal with South Korea.

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First published.

UK Trade Tariff: duty suspensions and autonomous tariff quotas

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Temporary duty suspensions and autonomous tariff quotas for importing goods into the UK.

Change made:
Updating the extensions of current duty suspensions to 31 December 2028.

Publication of the Prompt Payment and Cash Flow Review

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This review scrutinises existing prompt payment policy and sets out actions that government will take forward to improve payment times in the UK.

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First published.

Amendments to the Payment Practices and Performance Regulations 2017

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We’re seeking views on proposals to amend and improve the Payment Practices and Performance Regulations, and whether they should extend beyond their current expiry date of 6 April 2024.

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Government response published.

Record wage boost for nearly 3 million workers next year

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Biggest ever increase to the National Living Wage, worth over £1,800 a year for a full-time worker, fulfils manifesto pledge to end low pay.

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First published.

Overseas business risk for Hungary

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Information on key security and political risks which UK businesses may face when operating in Hungary.

Change made:
This guidance has been reviewed and updated.

UK strategic export controls

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The UK’s regulatory framework for strategic export controls and the circumstances where you might need an export licence.

Change made:
The guidance has been rewritten and published as a new version.

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