Safety Update – Breaking H&S laws just got costlier
On the 1st October 2012 the HSE’s new cost recovery scheme, Fee for Intervention (FFI), came into force.
Under The Health and Safety (Fees) Regulations 2012, those who break health and safety laws are liable for recovery of HSE’s related costs, including inspection, investigation and taking enforcement action.
The many businesses that comply with their legal obligations will continue to pay nothing. However, it looks like the Treasury just found another way to raise revenue.