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Self-employed safety rights: Government moves, but not enough

05 Mar 2015, By

Yesterday the Deregulation Bill completed its passage through the Lords. According to the Government, this Bill will ensure a “reduction of burdens resulting from legislation for businesses or other organisations or for individuals”. One of the proposals was to change the Health and Safety at Work Act to remove most self-employed people from its provisions.…

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David Cameron addresses a meeting on the European Commission REFIT. Photo: Chancellery of the Prime Minister of Poland

Study explodes EU over-legislation myth

10 Feb 2015, By

A study by two academics has shown that the idea that most of our legislation comes from the EU is a complete myth and, far from producing too much legislation, the EU is only producing a small minority of the new laws coming into effect in Britain.

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Safety inspections are a requirement, not an option says ILO.

02 Dec 2014, By

The International Labour Organisation, which sets international regulations on a range of employment and health and safety issues has just considered a case that could have ramifications for the British Government’s inspection policies. Last month they issued a report on a complaint by Dutch trade unionists that the Dutch Government had failed to comply with…

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