Health and safety: burden or necessity?


The British Chambers of Commerce says health and safety regulations are stifling the UK's competitiveness.

Around 6,000 of its members have told it that dealing with complex regulations and meddling inspectors are so costly it's stopping them from taking on more staff.

Abigail Morris is an employment advisor at the BCC and Hugh Robertson is the head of health and safety at the TUC. They discuss whether health and safety is a burden or a necessity with BBC Radio 5 live Wake Up To Money's Mickey Clarke.

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