Protection for 'responsible employers and do-gooders'

Greater legal protection for responsible employers and do-gooders will be offered, if Government plans to strip red tape from "Britain's health and safety culture" go ahead.

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Chris Grayling wants to offer more legal protection for Good Samaritans. Credit: PA

Justice Secretary Chris Grayling wants to provide greater protection to those who end up involved in liability claims.

Measures are aimed at removing bureaucracy which sometimes deters would-be volunteers or helping a stranger, as they were worried about the threat of being sued for negligence.

Of the many people who do volunteer, research suggests that nearly half of them, 47%, are concerned about the risk of liability, he said.

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Legal protection for 'responsible employers and do-gooders'

Red tape from "Britain's health and safety culture" is to be stripped back so responsible employers and do-gooders are granted greater legal protection, Justice Secretary Chris Grayling has announced.