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Reducing the forms. Party leader to take on public paper mill. Dagfinn Høybråten, leader of the Christian Democrats (KrF) thinks businesses in Norway have to fill out too many forms. He’d like to see unnecessary paper-pushing become a thing of the past.Shearing off the wooliness With the general election only 35 days away, Høybråten used this to launch the party’s programme for creating business enterprise, according to Bergens Tidende (bt.no). The former director of benefits thinks that a radical reduction is needed in the number of forms businesses have to use their time and money on completing.

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Reducing the forms

Published on Monday, 10th August, 2009 at 22:32 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

Party leader to take on public paper mill.

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Dagfinn Høybråten, leader of the Christian Democrats (KrF) thinks businesses in Norway have to fill out too many forms. He’d like to see unnecessary paper-pushing become a thing of the past.

Shearing off the wooliness

With the general election only 35 days away, Høybråten used this to launch the party’s programme for creating business enterprise, according to Bergens Tidende (bt.no). The former director of benefits thinks that a radical reduction is needed in the number of forms businesses have to use their time and money on completing.

“Everything that has to do with reporting to the public authorities should be simplified and reduced...Creating a new form should not be allowed before another one has been removed,” he tells the paper.

The party wants all forms to have a sell-by date on them.

Bureaucratic baloney

Although Labour’s Secretary of State Rikke Lind (Ap) doesn’t think this will be easy, as he believes most forms and rules have a good reason, Høybråten is undeterred.

“It’s become worse since I was director. I know what bureaucracy is. Behind every rule sits a bureaucrat who believes that it’s the most important one in the world, so somebody has to see the bigger picture.”

But until that day, it’s business as usual.



Published on Monday, 10th August, 2009 at 22:32 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

This post has the following tags: krf, dagfinn, hoeybraaten, bureaucracy, forms, filling, expensive, paper, mountain, christian, democrats, labour, ap.





  
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