Regulatory Impact Analysis

Brief Overview

The Regulatory Impact Analysis assesses the costs and benefits of specific regulations so as to provide information to the political decision-makers on the potential impact of such policies. The Administrative Relief Act stipulates that a Regulatory Impact Analysis has to be undertaken for all new and amended cantonal legislation if such legislation is likely to have an impact on businesses.

Regulatory Impact Analysis in the Canton of Zurich

The analysis is carried out by the department responsible for the proposal within the framework of legislative procedure. The Regulatory Affairs Unit provides support to the departments and makes sure the impact assessments are comprehensible and realistic.

The results of the analysis are included in the proposals submitted to the Government Council or the Cantonal Parliament and thus publicly accessible.

Each Regulatory Impact Analysis is undertaken according to the guidelines enacted by the Government Council.