Minister cuts red tape for business

March 4th, 2014

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Simpler rules for jobs and growth

The government wants to make it easier to do business in Denmark. The minister for business and growth, Henrik Sass Larsen, has announced 48 initiatives intended to make life easier for Danish businesses and their employees.

“It’s important that we constantly work to make it easier to do business in Denmark," he said in a press release.

"It’s out in businesses that new workplaces and growth are generated. We must therefore do what we can to set them up for success."

Business suggestions lead to changes
The government’s initiatives are based on proposals submitted through the Business Forum for Simpler Rules, a body set up in 2012 to facilitate the modernisation of corporate legislation in close dialogue with industry.

Its members include representatives from business organisations, employee organisations and companies, and also experts. Businesses can submit proposals through the forum’s website. Three times a year the forum meets to decide which proposals to send on to the government for consideration. The government is under an obligation either to implement them or explain why they cannot be implemented.

Among the changes, reporting to Statistics Denmark will be simplified in order to reduce the associated administrative burden.


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