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Please note: This legislation came into effect in October 2013 Previously, under the Health and Safety at Work Act, employers have a civil liability for breaches of statutory duty in relation to health and safety regulations regardless of whether they did anything to cause the breach or acted negligently. Following the Löfstedt review into health and safety legislation, which was published earlier this year, the Government has confirmed that it will reduce the regulatory burden of automatic liability on businesses. This is especially good news for small and medium-sized businesses that have seen insurance premiums rise with an increase in