Development projects

Finnish Council of Regulatory Impact Analysis

The Decree on the Finnish Council of Regulatory Impact Analysis was issued in December 2015. The purpose of the Council is to impartially and independently analyse the regulatory impact assessments. The Council of Regulatory Impact Analysis started its operations in April 2016. The Council is responsible for issuing statements on government proposals and on their regulatory impact assessments.

The Council aims at improving the quality of law drafting and, in particular, the impact assessment of government proposals. It also aims to develop the overall law drafting process including the scheduling and planning of government proposals and law drafting.

The website of the Finnish Council of Regulatory Impact Analysis: Finnish Council of Regulatory Impact Analysis

 

Deregulation - a government key project

Deregulation, or regulatory simplification, is one of the key projects of Prime Minister Sipilä's Government. According to the Government Programme, legislative policy steering will be clarified with the aim of reducing the net number of regulations and increasing the use of alternative instruments. The aim is to make everyday life of people and businesses easier by lighter and reformed regulation. All ministries and administrative branches will participate in the deregulation process.

Information on the deregulation projects of the Government: norminpurku.fi 

Revision of Bill Drafting Instructions

The Ministry of Justice has appointed a working group for the term from 1 October 2016 to 31 December 2017 to prepare new Bill Drafting Instructions. The aim of the working group is, among other things, encourage law drafters to structure bills to be presented in a clearer and more concise form.The working group is also tasked with examining possibilities to utilise advanced information technology in the presentation of information. Furthermore, the working group must also propose how the compliance with the instructions will be monitored.

The aim of the Bill Drafting Instructions is to contribute to an improved quality of law drafting, to help to highlight the essential information in the bills, and to assist the reader in finding the key contents and problems in a bill.

Inquiries: Taina Riihinen, Councellor of Legislation, tel. +358 2951 50218 (firstname.lastname@om.fi) 

Government's analysis, assessment and research activities

The Government’s analysis, assessment and research activities generate information that supports decision making, working practices and management by knowledge. The Government's annual plan for analysis, assessment and research serves to steer the activities. The objective of the Government plan for analysis, assessment and research that underpins decision making is to ensure that there is a strong and horizontal knowledge base to support decision making in society.

The Government’s analysis, assessment and research activities include projects that aim to improve the quality of law drafting.

The website of the Government’s analysis, assessment and research activities: tietokayttoon.fi