What time would you prefer us to contact you?
Please complete mandatory fields
That is if a report by the BBC is anything to go by, as the media organisation has learned that the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is to cut the number of unannounced inspections on workplaces it conducts by 33 per cent in the near future.
This, the BBC noted, is due to the fact that as part of the Conservative-Liberal Democrat alliance's austerity measures, the flagship health and safety watchdog - which aims to help businesses avoid instances of accidents at work - is to have its government grant decreased by 35 per cent.
As a result of this budget alteration, the HSE will now no longer conduct as many such inspections, including in some workplaces where it feels a "significant risk" to the wellbeing of employees exists.
Posted by Patrick White
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 58 Mosley Street, Manchester, M2 3HZ 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.