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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.

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Michael Fallon: Deregulation will bring more jobs

New business minister Michael Fallon has said the Government is taking steps to save businesses money, and free them from the burden of unnecessary health and safety regulation. He said:

"We are talking about low risk premises, like offices and shops, where you don't need the same annual regime of council officials coming in and ticking boxes"

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