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Reducing administrative burden
In order to remain globally competitive, it is important for the European Union to seek to constantly deliver efficiencies within and between the public sector and industry. Deloitte’s role in assisting the EU with these measures has been a critical component of the ongoing process.
As part of its effort to enhance European competitiveness, the European Commission launched a program to measure the costs associated with EU legislation, develop burden-reduction proposals, and identify strategies to implement changes. A Deloitte team, as part of a consortium, helped develop a structured project plan for the 27 EU member states that mapped, measured, and reduced administrative costs. Chief among the findings was that a 25 percent reduction of administrative burden would amount to some €25 billion in cost savings for businesses.