Some Self-employed Workers To Be Exempt From Health And Safety Laws

10 - 05 - 2013

Self-employed workers ‘whose work activities pose no potential risk of harm to others’ will no longer have to abide by the UK’s health and safety regulations, the Queen announced in her latest speech.

The change comes as part of a series of measures to decrease the red tape which some ministers claim is strangling small businesses.

The Queen described the changes that would be made in a new Deregulation Bill.
‘A Bill will be introduced to reduce the burden of excessive regulation on businesses,’ she stated.

The bill will also look at doing away with other legislation ‘that is no longer of any practical use’.

Current health and safety legislation will still apply to self-employed workers whose profession does pose a potential risk of harm to others, such as construction workers and chemical producers. 







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