Responding to Shadow business and enterprise secretary Alan Duncan's speech at Conservative Party Conference, British Chambers of Commerce Director of Policy Sally Low said: "The Conservatives are right to tackle the UK's growing regulatory burden. The British Chambers of Commerce has calculated that since 1998 businesses have had to cope with over £55 billion worth of new regulations.

Alan Duncan's pledge to cut red tape before imposing new regulation on business is to be welcomed, and one we hope could lead to an overall reduction in the regulatory burden. British firms will look on with interest as the details behind the proposals start to take shape."