One law for the rich, no laws for the poor

“… In February this year, ministers posted on a government website details of their ‘anti-red tape’ agenda on new-build properties.

In a separate report fire safety inspections, the Conservatives said, had been reduced for some companies from six hours to just 45 minutes.

The move, titled Cutting Red Tape, was part of the Tory plans to abolish a ‘health and safety’ culture that they claimed was hurting money-making businesses. …

Former Prime Minister David Cameron promised to abolish the ‘albatross’ of ‘over regulation’.

… Businesses with good records have had fire safety inspections reduced from six hours to 45 minutes, allowing managers to quickly get back to their day job.’

… The group describe their purpose as working ‘with business, for business’.

The reference to the 2013 slashing of fire regulation for new-builds had previously been ‘welcomed‘ by the Chief Fire Officers Association.

However, a cabinet committee was still in operation before the General Election, called the Economy And Industry Strategy (Reducing Regulation).”

Government ministers ‘congratulated themselves’ for cutting fire regulations

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