Private investigators operating outside surveillance laws are enjoying a boom period of employment by councils, according to a civil liberties group.
New EU regulations being discussed could result in the limited availability, or outright ban, of electronic cigarettes.
New research shows 66% of Britons want stronger action taken against Google to better regulate online privacy.
Labour has pinned the blame for the discovery of traces of horse DNA in Tesco's beef burgers on the coalition's drive to reduce regulation.
The prime minister is using the rhetoric of war to justify rolling back a fundamental part of Britain's constitution.
Fresh Conservative ministers are embarking on a frenzy of cutting red tape, to the apparent bemusement of business secretary Vince Cable.
Senior MPs accused New York regulators of an "anti-British bias" today, amid US allegations that Standard Chartered schemed with Iranian clients to avoid sanctions.
New laws must protect the public from rogue cosmetic surgeons and their dangerous procedures.
Reforms of the way Britain's financial services are regulated are unnecessarily complicated and being rushed through parliament, MPs have warned.
Government proposals to shake up the regulation of the internet and other media will be delayed until the autumn because of the controversy engulfing Jeremy Hunt, according to reports.
David Cameron offered a new year's resolution of a somewhat more policy-orientated sort today when he promised business leaders he would kill the "health and safety monster".
The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) sums up its recommendations to the government in its report from June 2011 on surcharges:
The coalition could restrict regulators to just two business inspections a year, Nick Clegg has suggested.
Businesses and public sector organisations would benefit from a deregulated water services market in England and Wales, a former Ofwat director has claimed.
Chris Huhne's attack on Conservative "deregulation zealots" has opened up a new area of tension within the coalition.
The Office of Fair Trading should investigate the Big Four auditing firms, a committee of peers has concluded.
Ofcom should do more to combat silent calling, according to an influential parliamentary committee.
Google has come under scrutiny after being found in breach of data protection laws over its controversial Street View function - but has avoided heavy penalties.
David Cameron has tasked a former Thatcher minister with reassessing the government's relationship with small and medium-sized businesses, acknowledging "there is so much more we need to do".
Businesses and the third sector will not face additional regulatory burdens from September 1st under the coalition government's 'one-in, one-out' rule.
Policyholders who lost money as a result of the near-collapse of Equitable Life ten years ago will receive compensation next year, the Treasury has confirmed.
David Cameron has ordered a sweeping review of Britain's health and safety culture as he demands a more "sensible" approach to the issue.
Peter Mandelson says the government backs a recommendation to increase the takeover threshold for shareholder ballots to two-thirds.
The Liberal Democrats are the only party willing to adopt Barack Obama's stance towards the banking sector in the UK, Vince Cable will say today.
George Osborne's claims that the Conservatives would mirror Barack Obama's new bank restrictions in government have left Labour claiming their reforms already have.