Under new proposals by the UK government “low risk” businesses will become exempt from health and safety inspections from April 2013. The requirement for routine inspections of offices, shops, pubs and clubs will be removed unless the business is known to have a poor safety record. Construction and food production and other “higher risk” sectors will continue to be inspected. The government are also proposing to abolish up to 3,000 other regulations to reduce “red tape” for businesses.
Read more about the UK Government “Red Tape Blitz” here: http://news.bis.gov.uk/Press-Releases/Government-red-tape-blitz-to-boost-business-growth-67fc9.aspx