BEIS GovTech Challenge: Identifying regulatory obligations on business: taking stock and building insights
What is the opportunity
The historical build-up of legislation and regulation can create disproportionate burden on businesses.
The Better Regulation Executive (BRE) and the department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) are looking at tech solutions to analyse the cumulative effect of different regulations on business.
Successful solutions would help policy makers develop regulations which would be easier for businesses to comply with.
This problem is not unique to the UK, so if a solution is developed there is potentially a wider, global market.
We’re seeking tech solutions to the following problems:
There are several things that make regulations more complicated and challenging for businesses to comply with. These include:
The majority of the stock of UK regulation is stored at www.legislation.gov.uk. It’s free for anyone to use and republish. It’s updated regularly.
We welcome different approaches to tackling this challenge.
Your solution must be accessible and usable for a range of government policymakers.
The challenge will open on 14 January for applications, and the competition details will be published on GOV.UK. Registration will close on 20 February, and the competition will close on 27 February.
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If you’re interested in applying for this competition we’ll be hosting a launch event for this challenge in BEIS in the afternoon on 16 January. Details are here.
What do suppliers get
This is a Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) competition which has 2 phases. In Phase 1 there is the opportunity to apply for up to £50k (inc. VAT) for a feasibility study resulting in a technical and commercial specification. If you’re successful in Phase 1 there will be an opportunity to bid for up to £500k funding for Phase 2 to prototype a full solution. Five projects will be selected for phase 1 and up to two will be taken forward to phase 2. You’ll keep the intellectual property of any solution you develop.