Hertfordshire County Council would like to hear opinions about the way business is regulated in the county.

In the current challenging economic climate businesses are facing difficult times and keeping up with the many regulations governing how they operate can be tough. Hertfordshire County Council has teamed up with the Borough and District councils in the county as well as the Chamber of Commerce and Local Enterprise Partnership to consider how much help businesses get to succeed and where improvements can be made.

Businesses are encouraged to complete a short online survey at http://tinyurl.com/bonedrb

This will help towards a greater understanding of the issues around regulation and where changes could be made to improve services and relationships.

"We are committed to making Hertfordshire the County of Opportunity for everyone, especially for the businesses on which our local economy is so dependent. The survey is a great opportunity for you to influence the way your business is regulated in the county and tell us how we can make things easier and better," said Robert Gordon, Leader of Hertfordshire County Council.

"We are particularly interested to hear of examples of what works well and what doesn't."