Readers will be aware of the frustrations of regulation which I sometimes refer to in this blog and, of course, of their own experience. However, I came across an new one (to me at least) this morning; my local County Council’s “Behaviours framework” – all 12 pages of it, plus several other similar sites for the same Council.
I am sad for my nation; we have come to an over-regulated, uninformed bureaucracy, consuming enormous manpower and resources with avoiding making a mistake or being thought to have made a mistake, this producing less “bangs for our bucks”. The words “respect” and “common sense” appear to have been lost in education by parents and schools. If each and every one of use began to practice these two words in what we do every day towards actually doing something productive, we, individually and nationally, would not only have a sense of direction and be much more productive, we would all be happier and better off. Allowing lawyers to advertise was a disaster.
Bill Butterworth, Land Research Ltd 9th January 2019