What time would you prefer us to contact you?
Please complete mandatory fields
Under plans unveiled yesterday by employment minister Chris Grayling, inspections of companies - which are designed to reduce accidents at work - will from now on be focused on firms that are perceived as "high-risk".
This move is intended to both crack down on unscrupulous employers who dice with the safety of their employers, while also reducing levels of legislative red tape faced by those companies which comply with the required standards.
David Frost, director general of the British Chambers of Commerce, has spoken of his support for these proposals, as long as they are followed by "real action to reduce burdens on businesses".
Mr Frost explained that these alterations will enable managers to "spend less time on tick box exercises" and added that the targeting of risky businesses is "sensible".
Posted by Craig Williams
Claims Direct is a trading name of Slater and Gordon UK Limited, a company registered in England & Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 125 446 327, registered office 50/52 Chancery Lane, London WC2A 1HL and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority for insurance mediation activity.