red tape


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red tape

excessive formality; bureaucratic paperwork. [Am. and Br. Usage: Misc.]
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Despite previous research on the relationship between red tape and innovativeness, an important piece of information seems to be missing.
Manpower is the lifeblood of the red tape regulator in carrying out its mandate, particularly in visiting government offices to evaluate their citizen's charter and assess their service delivery.
The red tape reduction actions to date have been a direct and positive result of the passing of the Red Tape Reduction Act.
These panels are made up of industry leaders from across Alberta who will work to support the government's plan to cut red tape by one-third.
The body was created as part of continuing efforts by the Duterte administration to cut red tape, which has bred corruption throughout the government.
Cartoons by the finalists will be included in an IDB study on government services and red tape, to be published in the first half of 2018.
It's a government-backed body, established "to grasp the opportunities" that Brexit offers to cut "red tape" - a disparaging term for public protections.
"Future Red Tape Challenge consultations will focus on chemical manufacturing, forestry and tourism sectors but, up next is mining--a sector that produced more than $10 billion in 2016--the most of any Canadian jurisdiction, creating more than 26,000 direct jobs."
Following a Cutting Red Tape review into the Care, Energy and Waste sectors, the UK government announced on Thursday that it intends take comprehensive measures to cut a further GBP10bn of red tape.
Red Tape: Its Origins, Uses, and Abuses (reprint, 1977)
SMALL businesses across Wales say reducing red tape and improving incentives for investment should be top priorities for the new Government, according to a new study from Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking.
Summary: Bahrain should look at what others are doing to really cut "red tape."