Commenting on the publication of Lord Young of Graffham’s report ‘Common Sense, Common Safety', Dr Adam Marshall, Director of Policy and External Affairs at the British Chambers of Commerce, said:

"Lord Young's recommendations are both sensible and overdue. Businesses have long said that health and safety rules cannot be applied to hazardous environments and offices in the same way - and that there are too many burdens involved in allowing employees to work from home.


"These recommendations have the potential to reduce business costs and time-consuming bureaucratic burdens by managing risk in a far more sensible way. They will also give companies greater confidence to create jobs.


"Lord Young’s recommendations must be implemented swiftly and in full so that businesses, and the UK economy as a whole, can begin to benefit."