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Identification of gold-plating in the Slovak legislative framework

What is gold-plating? According to the European Commission’s interpretation, the term Gold-plating presents an extension of the requirements imposed by European legislation, especially directives, in the process of transposition.  In practice, we are able to...

The Unified Methodology for the Assessment of Selected Impacts

What is the Unified Methodology for the Assessment of Selected Impacts for? The Unified Methodology governs the impact assessment process of new regulations that are being adopted. Impact assessment is a tool whose aim is...

BRC assessed tens of nominations – vote for the Bureaucratic Nonsense of the Year...

Do you sometimes wonder what sort of nonsense is lurking in the Slovak legislation, waiting to attack the unsuspecting entrepreneur? This year, for the 5th time in a row, you have the opportunity to vote...

BRC welcomes government’s support for self-employers and offers cooperation for better regulation

BRC welcomes the outcome of last week's negotiation of the Government to the amendment of Income Tax Act. Fixed rate expenses for self-employers will increase from the current 40% to 60% and their new...

SBA has managed to negotiate a compromise in the regulation of nurseries and babysitters

Yesterday, the government approved an amendment to the Act on Social Services, which comes with significant regulation for nurseries and work performance of caregivers for children under three years. The Better Regulation Center (BRC)...

99% of the expenses of new obligations for entrepreneurs is due to gold-plating

Since Saturday, 18th June, Slovak entrepreneurs will have new types of responsibilities in the area of posting workers, acceptance of works and services from suppliers, as well as towards visiting staff. These are contained...

Higher payments to RTVS will cost SMEs 3.5 million € per year

The Better Regulation Center as a representative of the Slovak Business Agency in the Permanent Working Commission of the Legislative Council of the Government of the Slovak Republic for Assessing Selected Impacts expressed strong...