ABTA identifies five cuts to red tape

Abta has identified five pieces of regulation which it believes should be axed to cut red tape in the travel industry.

The Abta Red Tape Task Force, charied by Abta director and Barclays policy chief Christine Farnish, has come up with five unnecessary or badly drafted pieces of legislation following consultation with members.

They include redundant signs; excessive collection of customer information; inconsistent fire regulations; irrelevant energy performance certificates and excessive charges for alcohol licences.

The regulations identified by the taskforce for review are:

Abta’s head of public affairs Luke Pollard said the recommendations were just a “taste” of the full report that will be submitted to the government in July.

He said: “We have already received and acted on suggestions from Abta members but continued industry feedback is essential and will help us immensely when drafting our full report. This government is sincere in its desire to lessen the red tape burden and we must not waste this opportunity.”

Full details of Abta’s submission appear on the Hotels and Holiday page of the Cabinet Office’s Red Tape Challenge website.

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