Call for evidence

Opinion

Call for evidence

The Löfstedt Review into health and safety legislation, announced by the Government in March, has issued a call for evidence, inviting views from all interested parties on the scope for reducing the burden of health and safety regulation on UK businesses whilst maintaining health and safety.

The review will consider the opportunity for combining, simplifying or reducing the approximately 200 statutory instruments that are owned by the Health and Safety Executive by learning lessons from health and safety regimes in other countries, and considering the extent to which regulations have impacted on positive health and safety outcomes and businesses; and by looking at unreasonable outcomes, or inappropriate litigation and compensation and anything that has unnecessarily enhanced the requirements of an EU directive.

This was first published in July 2011

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