The new regulatory agenda

  • Published: January 2004

Published by the Social Market Foundation, January 2004. Regulation in Britain has grown gradually and continuously since the privatisations of the 1980s and 1990s. Its growth has been unplanned, but has now reached a critical mass, attracting widespread criticism for its costs. The recent failures in railways and concerns about energy networks and the condition of water systems have added to the sense of unease.

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