By Claire West

Commenting on Lord Young of Graffham’s report into health and safety law, Alexander Ehmann, Head of Regulatory Affairs at the Institute of Directors, said:

“Lord Young’s sensible recommendations are long overdue. Low risk businesses have been over-regulated on health and safety for too long. Today’s proposals go a long way to lightening the load on offices and businesses across the country.

“The IoD is encouraged by Lord Young’s approach and calls on the Government to look at deregulation in that other critical area of over-regulation — general employment law.”