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MPs Recommend Giving UK Local Authorities Power to Charge Employers for Health and Safety Enforcement Action

There has been a general decline in health and safety inspection and enforcement by local authorities since 2010 principally due to reduced funding and competing priorities, according to the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Occupational Safety and Health (APPGOSH). According to their recent report, “Local Authorities and Health and Safety”: the overall number of inspections and … Continue Reading

“Statutory breach of duty” presumption removed from UK employers’ liability regime

Tuesday 1 October 2013 saw the biggest change to employers’ liability in the United Kingdom for over twenty years when s.69 of the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act (ʺERRAʺ) 2013 came into force. In the 2011 “Reclaiming health and safety for all” report published by Professor Löfstedt, the Government was urged to consider the matter … Continue Reading