Employers face £150m workplace accident bill

Proposed
moves to enable the NHS to recover the costs of workplace accidents could leave
employers with a £150m bill, the Engineering Employers’ Federation (EEF) has
warned.

The
body is urging ministers to remove proposals from the Health and Social Care
Bill which would add the cost to the employers’ liability insurance system.

The
EEF said the changes would lead to soaring premiums on the compulsory insurance
scheme which, in turn would cost manufacturers more.

The
Department of Heath hopes the changes will ensure employers that are liable for
accidents cover related NHS costs.

www.eef.org.uk

By Ross Wigham

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