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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.

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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.

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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