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Health and safety compliance continues to be a major cost for SMEs but has become all the more important with the introduction of Fees for Intervention (FFI) in October 2012, according to national business group, the Forum of Private Business. Recent research by the Forum into the cost of compliance for small to medium-sized businesses showed that health and safety compliance costs are still in the top three alongside taxation and employment law, costing businesses a total of £3.7billion per year in administration and hiring external specialists. Good health and safety practice is something expected from any responsible