Government’s red tape blitz must actually free firms from bureaucracy, says Forum of Private Business

According to a statement, which marked one of the new Business Minister Michael Fallon's first activities since being appointed to the post in last week's reshuffle, shops, offices, pubs and clubs will no longer face burdensome health and safety inspections, and more than 3,000 regulations will be scrapped or overhauled. From April 2013, the Government plans to introduce binding new rules on both the Health & Safety Executive and on local authorities in order to exempt hundreds of thousands of businesses from inspections – which will then only take place for businesses in higher risk sectors such as construction, firms

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