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Self-employed exempt from Health & Safety Act demands. Or are they?

Self-employed exempt from Health and Safety Act demands. Or are they? As part of their commitment to reduce red tape for small business in the UK, the government has exempted the self-employed from meeting the demands of the Health & Safety at Work Act. But despite this headline announcement, there are still some industries and… Read the Full Post

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Self Employed? Then You Need to Know About This

Self Employed? Then You Need to Know About This Did you know that the rates of accidents and fatalities amongst self-employed workers have been doubling over the years, while others were dropping down? Well, self employed people might get another safety blow their way. On 3 February, the Deregulation Bill got a hearty run through… Read the Full Post

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The Self-Employed and Health and Safety

A recent review of the Health and Safety regulations by Lofstedt recommended that the Self-employed should be exempt from the health and safety regulations. Providing the self-employed person doesn’t pose any risks to anyone else the review claimed there was no need to include them in most of the laws.  As a result of the… Read the Full Post

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