Self-employed will be exempt from health and safety rules

11-May-2013 Measures in the Queen Speech people will exempt “from health and safety laws those self-employed whose work activities pose no potential risk of harm to others”.
The changes are the latest assault by the Coalition on health and safety which ministers say are strangling small firms with red tape.

They come after Downing Street adviser Lord Young of Graffham published recommendations to restore commonsense to the culture of health and safety in 2010. READ MORE

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