A report released by the Nova Scotia government yesterday suggests businesses are running into less red tape in pursuing their goals.
The Better Regulation Progress Report says paperwork required by government departments and agencies was reduced 14.8 per cent by the end of the 2008-09 fiscal year.
Premier Darrell Dexter says his administration is committed to reaching a 20 per cent reduction target by the end of 2010.
Progress was measured using an index which calculates the hours businesses must spend on regulatory paperwork required by provincial departments.
Dexter met with representatives of the Canadian Federation of Independent Business today in Halifax, as part of small business week.