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The true cost of EU regulation

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"Out of Control? - Measuring a decade of EU regulation"(PDF)

Authors: Mats Persson with Stephen Booth and Sarah Gaskell. Edited by Lorraine Mullally.

Publication date: 1 February 2009

An analysis of the cost of EU regulation over the period from 1998 to 2008. The authors claim that the cost to the UK of EU regulation is rising constantly and the cost has increased from £16.5billion in 2005 to £28.7billion in 2008. The report estimates that at its current rate the cost of EU regulation will have risen to more than £356billion by 2018.


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