Professor Löfstedt’s far-reaching review of health and safety legislation in the UK has found that there is no evidence for dramatically altering the current regulatory framework.

The review, released on 28 November, considered the scope for consolidating, simplifying or abolishing secondary pieces of legislation and Approved Codes of Practice (ACoPs) that were found not to be fit for purpose. The review was commissioned in March 2011 with a view to reducing the burdens of unnecessary red tape, without negatively affecting health and safety outcomes.

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