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Trade Union Congress (TUC) Slams 'Dangerous' Proposals to Change Health and Safety Rules for Self-Employed

Earlier this week, TUC publically condemned the Government's proposed changes to UK health and safety legislation for those who are self-employed.

The House of Lords are to vote on such proposals, which if approved, will mean that certain self-employed persons will no longer be covered by the Health and Safety at Work Act, and therefore will not need to comply with the Act's obligations - unless they have certain occupations or work in particular sectors.

Commenting on the proposals, Frances O'Grady, General Secretary of TUC, said:

"This is one of the most dangerous pieces of legislation that has ever come before the House of Lords. The changes will mean that the Health and Safety Executive and local authorities will be powerless to stop millions of self-employed workers putting themselves and the public at risk, unless they work in a select list of occupations or sectors.

Commenting further, Frances O'Grady, stated:

"These proposals are virtually a licence to kill. It will be a green light to cowboys and incompetents to cut corners and take risks – not only with their own lives but also with those of others. We hope that the House of Lords will support those amendments which seek to reduce the damage that it will cause if enacted."

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