Conservatives pledge Health and safety cuts

Conservative leader David Cameron will today promise to reform Britain’s health and safety culture, should his party win the next general election.

Cameron will tell a London audience that a Conservative government would bring back “common sense, discretion and personal responsibility.”

In an extract of his speech released in advance, Cameron says: “Businesses, organisations and individuals operate under the shadow of the worst-case scenario.

“The more vulnerable they feel, the more cautiously they act – and the more stringent their health and safety processes become.”

Britain has one of the lowest workplace fatality rates in Europe. According to Reuters, Lord David Young is expected to spearhead a review of health and safety legislation.

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