«Positive changes in the legal regulation of business, as provided for in Decree No. 7, have already given certain results», Entrepreneurship Development Council noted having analyzed the results of the document's implementation of the. The drastic reduction of administrative barriers has contributed to the growth of business activity. Expansion of the list of types of business that do not require registration as an individual entrepreneur has resulted in an increase in the number of self-employed persons. By the end of the first half of the year, almost 26,000 individuals used the opportunity to start business on the declarative principle. Business activity in the rural ares has increased, too.