The Recognition of Professional Qualifications and Regulation of Professions: Call for Evidence

Closed 23 Oct 2020

Opened 25 Aug 2020


This Call for Evidence seeks insights on the UK’s approach to the recognition of professional qualifications and the regulation of professions.

We want to hear from the broad range of individuals, businesses and organisations that interact with all aspects of regulated professions. We would like to hear from you in particular if you are:

  • a student studying for a professional qualification at a university, in further education or on an apprenticeship;
  • someone who uses the services of regulated professionals;
  • a UK or international regulated professional;
  • a business which employs regulated professionals;
  • an education provider who supports individuals in acquiring qualifications needed to enter regulated professions; and
  • an individual with a particular interest.

These stakeholders should fill in the online questionnaire - see link below.

Regulators are asked to provide their feedback using the 'Questionnaire for Regulators’ in Annex C of the Call for Evidence.




  • SMEs (small and medium businesses)
  • Large businesses (over 250 staff)
  • Trade bodies
  • Medium business (50 to 250 staff)
  • Micro business (up to 9 staff)
  • Small business (10 to 49 staff)
  • Consumers
  • Trade union or staff association
  • Businesses
  • Further Education Colleges
  • FE policy organisations
  • Training Organisation
  • Universities
  • Students
  • University staff
  • HE policy organisations
  • Consumers
  • Regulator


  • Economic growth
  • Regulation and red tape
  • Regulation
  • Growth
  • Competitiveness
  • Simplification