So none of the wild rumours came true in the end. Those expecting representatives of Parliament and Council on the Regulatory Scrutiny Board, or seats for ‘main stakeholders’ were likely either disappointed or relieved when the European Commission's reinforced Better Regulation package was published on 19 May 2015. As it turns out the transformation of the Impact Assessment Board, which had been in the air for a while is a partial one only, for the moment at least. Indeed, the former Impact Assessment Board got a stronger mandate and a broader reach, apart from a new name, yet it retains very much the character of an ‘in–house’ body. The long-awaited ‘external members’ of the Regulatory Scrutiny Board will be recruited as temporary agents, turning ‘independence’ to some extent into an issue of labour law.