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Burdened by Brussels or the UK? Improving the Implementation of EU Directives

Sarah Schaefer, Edward Young

August 2006

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The issue of 'gold-plating' is a subject of growing controversy. In this Foreign Policy Centre (FPC) and Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) report, eight directives which have been identified by FSB members as particularly burdensome are analysed and a number of recommendations are made.