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Working Smarter means providing a measured and appropriate regulatory framework for our customers, the farmers of Wales.

In August 2011, the Deputy Minister for Agriculture, Alun Davies, underlined his determination to reduce bureaucracy for farmers in Wales to allow them to focus on farming and on maximising their profits.

An independent adviser (Gareth Williams) was appointed to consider whether the regulatory framework that applied to farmers in Wales was measured and appropriate. He presented a report of recommendations to Ministers in December 2011.

The Working Smarter programme took forward the work undertaken previously under the former Minister, Elin Jones' Red Tape Review, and considered the Macdonald report in England. The Macdonald report made recommendations on changes to existing legislation that could have implications for Wales.

You can submit your thoughts to the Working Smarter team by e-mail:  workingsmarter@wales.gsi.gov.uk .