Employers to pay more when breaking the H&S law

When the intervention scheme was launched, HSE charged any employers breaking the health and safety law enforcement costs of £124 per hour. Four years later that has now been raised to £129 due to HSE’s annual report 2015/16 showing the fee for intervention is costing HSE more to run it than it can recover.

Income from the scheme in 2015/16 was £14.7m but the cost was £17.4m bringing a deficit of £2.7million.

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