A COMMITMENT to improving the way businesses are regulated in Staffordshire will help support growth and create jobs, experts have said.
Council chiefs in the county have signed up to a charter which they say will mean regulations will provide businesses with support and rather than create problems, as is often feared.
David Frost, pictured, chairman of the Staffordshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), said firms would feel the benefits from the agreement.
He said: "Business regulation can play an important part in economic growth by ensuring companies can trade fairly and thrive as a result. Through closer working by regulatory authorities both regionally and nationally there will be provision of a consistent and improved service to business.
"In addition we are seeing strengthened relationships between regulators and business. The charter will help to reinforce the message that regulatory authorities are there to offer business support – not impose unnecessary restrictions. Many of our regulators are LEP partners with a shared priority of economic growth and job creation across our area."