Scoreboard Developed To Expose Good and Bad EU Laws

Scoreboard Developed To Expose Good and Bad EU Laws

An exciting new tool has been developed to help identify good and bad EU laws and regulations, East Midlands MEP Andrew Lewer MBE has announced.
The news follows months of work to create an electronic Scoreboard to identify EU laws which are having the biggest negative impact and need reform.
Using new and existing evidence, the prototype Scoreboard ranks and exposes the gap between the intended and actual effects of EU laws on businesses and Member States.
Spearheading the Scoreboard project Andrew Lewer said: “This is an exciting development which will be useful in exposing both good and bad EU regulation.
“I believe it could be invaluable as we Brexit the EU and help us to identify those regulations in need of urgent reform, those we want to keep and those which need changing.
Mr Lewer said the Scoreboard was ready to be used and refined to fit the needs of government departments or Local Government policy-makers.
“Ultimately, the Scoreboard could ensure the right decisions are taken at the right level of government. It should also help to design better laws which do what they are intended to do rather than putting unexpected burdens on business, local government and individuals.”

The scoreboard uses evidence from a range of sources to:

  • identify, ranks and prioritise EU laws for reform
  • identify, ranks and prioritise EU laws for reform
  • links the claims and concerns in the legislative process with the actual burdens and real world effects
  • show which EU laws are likely to have the most negative effect on business.
  • bring together data from many sources to a single platform
  • reveal whether the legislative process is getting better over time.

Speaking on behalf of the European Conservatives and Reformists (ECR) Group which funded the project Andrew added: “We now need to take the Scoreboard further to fully realise its benefits and deliver valuable insight into EU legislation.
“We are keen to work with a partner organisation such as a university, council or government department to broaden the scope and data held in the Scoreboard so it can be put to practical use.”

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