Len Shackleton is quoted in The Sunday Times
There are many disadvantages to occupational licensing. Regulations are supposedly introduced to protect the public from unscrupulous or incompetent practitioners. In reality, such rules entrench existing operators and exclude new entrants. They typically increase bureaucracy and costs for no material benefit.
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Further IEA Reading: And how much do you earn? Public pressure for regulation of pay