14 October 2016
Steve Tombs, Professor of Criminology, The Open University
This week, the Parliamentary Public Accounts Committee published an evaluation of the Better Regulation initiative. The Government, it stated, “has set a target to reduce the cost to business of regulation by £10 billion between 2015 and 2020. So far it has achieved less than £1 billion”. In other words, ‘Better Regulation’ must do better.
6 March 2015
By Professor Steve Tombs, Open University and Professor David Whyte, Liverpool University
Steve Tombs and David Whyte analyse Richard Baker MSP’s new draft Bill for the Scottish parliament and consider whether it could be a model for reform across the UK.
The Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act (“CMCHA”), rolled out across the UK seven years ago to radically improve accountability for corporate killing, has so far failed dismally to improve accountability for deaths at work.
16 May 2012
How does the coalition continue to get away with peddling such nonsense? David Whyte and Steve Tombs explore.
18 October 2010
Steve Tombs and David Whyte
The authors of a new IER book, Regulatory Surrender: death, injury and the non-enforcement of law reject Lord Young’s health and safety proposals, noting they are based on little more than media myths.