Labour: Lack of regulation did not cause the recession

Shadow Business Secretary Chuka Umunna has hit out at the Government's plans to cut health and safety legislation requirements for businesses. He said:

"We are not in a double dip-recession because of a failure to deregulate, we are in a double dip-recession because the government's failed economic plans have pushed us into this situation."

Advertisement

Cable vows to cut back red tape

Hundreds of thousands of businesses are to be exempted from health and safety inspections under moves announced by Business Secretary Vince Cable today.