Cameron's attack on H&S culture challenged by legal sector

Conservative prime minister David Cameron

Describing it as “an albatross around the neck of British businesses” he told a meeting of small businesses: “Talk of ‘health and safety' can too often sound farcical or marginal. But for British businesses - especially the smaller ones that are so vital to the future of our economy - this is a massively important issue.

“Every day they battle against a tide of risk assessment forms and face the fear of being sued for massive sums. The financial cost of this culture runs into the billions each

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