HSE Cost-Recovery Scheme Now In Force

HSEThe HSE's much-publicised cost-recovery scheme, Fee for Intervention (FFI), came into force on October 1st 2012.

Many contractors and clients are concerned about the impact it will have on their businesses. However the HSE is defending its introduction by saying that the scheme is designed to shift the cost of health and safety enforcement from the public purse to businesses that contravene health and safety laws.

Under the Health and Safety (Fees) Regulations 2012, the HSE has a duty to charge employers who break the law for the costs associated with the regulator's related inspection, investigation and enforcement activities.

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