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RR174 - Costs of compliance with health and safety regulations in SME's

The following report details the findings of a study carried out to assess whether the costs of compliance with health and safety regulations are disproportionate across different sizes of organisations, what the nature of expenditure is and how effective the activities have been in improving health and safety performance.

The study identified that the costs of compliance are disproportionate across different sizes of organisation, although the 'size' at which these costs became disproportionate varied across the different pieces of legislation.

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Updated 2010-03-19