Survey Results
 
 
       

Survey BB69 :
February's survey looks at the Issue of regulation and asks for views on areas of regulation, the impact of regulation and reducing the impact of regulation.


Question NumberQuestion
Q1To what extent is the employee taxation process (PAYE, benefits/credits, National Insurance etc) a problem?
Q2To what extent is the processing of VAT returns a problem?
Q3To what extent is the processing of self-assessment income tax a problem?
Q4To what extent is the processing of other taxation (e.g. rates, corporation tax) a problem?
Q5To what extent is dealing with employment regulations a problem?
Q6To what extent is dealing with Health and Safety regulations a problem?
Q7To what extent does complying with regulations take up too much time?
Q8To what extent does complying with regulations deter you from developing new markets?
Q9To what extent does complying with regulations deter you from developing new products, services or processes?
Q10To what extent does complying with regulations divert you from other areas of business activity?
Q11To what extent does complying with regulations limit your growth by deterring you from recruiting more staff?
Q12To what extent does complying with regulations cost you too much money in terms of buying in advice or extra staff?
Q13To what extent does complying with regulations deter you from increasing your turnover?
Q14To reduce the impact of regulation, please indicate your MOST preferred choice from the following options.
Q15To reduce the impact of regulation, please indicate your SECOND MOST preferred choice from the following options.
Q16To reduce the impact of regulation, please indicate your THIRD MOST preferred choice from the following options.
Q17Have you had any kind of inspection visit in the last 12 months? If so, from which source? PLEASE TICK ALL THOSE THAT APPLY.
Q18If visited by Health and Safety Executive, was this:
Q19If visited by Inland Revenue, was this:
Q20If visited by HM Customs and Excise, was this:
Q21If visited by Environmental Health, was this:
Q22To what extent is the cost of new pension regulations inhibiting your investment plans?

(1) To what extent is the employee taxation process (PAYE, benefits/credits, National Insurance etc) a problem?
ResponseTotal answers: 156
%
1. unproblematic 11.5%
223.7%
314.7%
429.5%
5. highly problematic 7.1%
6. not applicable13.5%

(2) To what extent is the processing of VAT returns a problem?
ResponseTotal answers: 156
%
1. unproblematic12.8%
2 28.8%
330.1%
413.5%
5.highly problematic 7.1%
6. not applicable7.7%

(3) To what extent is the processing of self-assessment income tax a problem?
ResponseTotal answers: 156
%
1. unproblematic8.3%
218.6%
319.9%
429.5%
5. highly problematic 16.7%
6. not applicable7.1%

(4) To what extent is the processing of other taxation (e.g. rates, corporation tax) a problem?
ResponseTotal answers: 156
%
1. unproblematic12.2%
220.5%
325.6%
419.2%
5. highly problematic 12.2%
6. not applicable10.3%

(5) To what extent is dealing with employment regulations a problem?
ResponseTotal answers: 156
%
1. unproblematic3.2%
212.2%
314.1%
425%
5. highly problematic 35.3%
6. not applicable10.3%

(6) To what extent is dealing with Health and Safety regulations a problem?
ResponseTotal answers: 156
%
1. unproblematic 7.1%
214.1%
319.9%
425.6%
5. highly problematic 25.6%
6. not applicable7.7%

(7) To what extent does complying with regulations take up too much time?
ResponseTotal answers: 156
%
1. highly27.6%
2. 34.6%
3. 19.2%
4. 9.6%
5. not at all 5.1%
6. not applicable3.8%

(8) To what extent does complying with regulations deter you from developing new markets?
ResponseTotal answers: 156
%
1. highly10.3%
2. 29.5%
3. 21.8%
4. 13.5%
5. not at all14.7%
6. not applicable10.3%

(9) To what extent does complying with regulations deter you from developing new products, services or processes?
ResponseTotal answers: 156
%
1. highly9.6%
226.3%
321.8%
417.3%
5. not at all15.4%
6. not applicable9.6%

(10) To what extent does complying with regulations divert you from other areas of business activity?
ResponseTotal answers: 156
%
1. highly23.7%
230.1%
321.2%
412.8%
5. not at all5.8%
6. not applicable6.4%

(11) To what extent does complying with regulations limit your growth by deterring you from recruiting more staff?
ResponseTotal answers: 156
%
1. highly25%
224.4%
317.9%
410.9%
5. not at all12.2%
6. not applicable9.6%

(12) To what extent does complying with regulations cost you too much money in terms of buying in advice or extra staff?
ResponseTotal answers: 156
%
1. highly26.3%
226.9%
316%
412.8%
5. not at all9%
6. not applicable9%

(13) To what extent does complying with regulations deter you from increasing your turnover?
ResponseTotal answers: 156
%
1. highly8.3%
219.9%
330.1%
413.5%
5. not at all23.1%
6. not applicable5.1%

(14) To reduce the impact of regulation, please indicate your MOST preferred choice from the following options.
ResponseTotal answers: 156
%
1. Reduce the number of regulations25.6%
2. Make regulations less complicated20.5%
3. Have a set date for regulation to come in so that changes only happen 2 or 3 times a year5.1%
4. Have a freeze on regulations for a certain time period0.6%
5. Provide more help and information to help businesses comply with regulation6.4%
6. Reduce European regulations10.3%
7. More consultation on regulations before they are brought in3.2%
8. Improve government’s understanding of the concerns of business25.6%
9. Earned autonomy and joined-up inspections2.6%

(15) To reduce the impact of regulation, please indicate your SECOND MOST preferred choice from the following options.
ResponseTotal answers: 156
%
1. Reduce the number of regulations19.9%
2. Make regulations less complicated25%
3. Have a set date for regulation to come in so that changes only happen 2 or 3 times a year 4.5%
4. Have a freeze on regulations for a certain time period1.9%
5. Provide more help and information to help businesses comply with regulation12.2%
6. Reduce European regulations12.2%
7. More consultation on regulations before they are brought in9%
8. Improve government’s understanding of the concerns of business12.2%
9. Earned autonomy and joined-up inspections3.2%

(16) To reduce the impact of regulation, please indicate your THIRD MOST preferred choice from the following options.
ResponseTotal answers: 156
%
1. Reduce the number of regulations12.2%
2. Make regulations less complicated23.1%
3. Have a set date for regulation to come in so that changes only happen 2 or 3 times a year 5.1%
4. Have a freeze on regulations for a certain time period5.8%
5. Provide more help and information to help businesses comply with regulation10.3%
6. Reduce European regulations13.5%
7. More consultation on regulations before they are brought in12.8%
8. Improve government’s understanding of the concerns of business14.1%
9. Earned autonomy and joined-up inspections3.2%

(17) Have you had any kind of inspection visit in the last 12 months? If so, from which source? PLEASE TICK ALL THOSE THAT APPLY.
ResponseTotal answers: 196
%
1.Health and Safety Executive14.8%
2. Inland Revenue8.2%
3. HM Customs and Excise15.8%
4. Environmental Health6.6%
5. Other11.7%
6. No visit received42.9%

(18) If visited by Health and Safety Executive, was this:
ResponseTotal answers: 156
%
1. very unhelpful 0.6%
2 6.4%
37.1%
43.2%
5. very helpful1.3%
6. not applicable81.4%

(19) If visited by Inland Revenue, was this:
ResponseTotal answers: 156
%
1. very unhelpful2.6%
21.9%
36.4%
41.3%
5. very helpful0.6%
6. not applicable87.2%

(20) If visited by HM Customs and Excise, was this:
ResponseTotal answers: 156
%
1. very unhelpful5.1%
23.8%
37.1%
42.6%
5. very helpful2.6%
6. not applicable78.8%

(21) If visited by Environmental Health, was this:
ResponseTotal answers: 156
%
1. very unhelpful1.9%
21.3%
32.6%
41.9%
5. very helpful2.6%
6. not applicable89.7%

(22) To what extent is the cost of new pension regulations inhibiting your investment plans?
ResponseTotal answers: 156
%
1. Highly9%
212.8%
316%
413.5%
5. not at all28.8%
6. not applicable19.9%