Steve Tombs

Steve Tombs

Steve Tombs
Steve Tombs

Steve Tombs

Steve Tombs is Professor of Sociology at John Moore's University, Liverpool. He has previously written publications covering health and safety issues with David Whyte.

How much 'Better' can 'Better Regulation' get?

Steve Tombs

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.

Corporate Homicide Bill

Steve Tombs
Steve Tombs
David Whyte
David Whyte

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.

Regulation Races to the Bottom

David Whyte and Steve Tombs: Image courtesy of unionsafety.eu
David Whyte and Steve Tombs: Image courtesy of unionsafety.eu

16 May 2012

How does the coalition continue to get away with peddling such nonsense? David Whyte and Steve Tombs explore.

Every day 60 people die due to work - Health and Safety laws matter

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.

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