Legal services specialist says Young used report for political gain

Legal services specialist Arag has criticised Lord Young’s report on health and safety, saying it further fuels the “compensation culture hysteria”.

Arag has accused Young of using the report to make political gains and said Young restates many of the recommendations that the Ministry of Justice has already rejected after thorough reviews and comprehensive consultation.

ARAG managing director Tony Buss said: “No one doubts that the purpose of health and safety is to save lives, not stop them. But while Lord Young rightly identifies the issues of absurd media stories and incompetent, risk-averse health and safety advisers."

"These issues should be addressed properly and should not be confused with the right of citizens to pursue their legal rights,” said Buss.