TESA Update
Olympic Events - Cautions PDF Print E-mail

I am writing from the Events Industry Forum, an informal group of 26 trade bodies representing the events industry across the UK, to underline concerns we have about the forthcoming programme of events around the Olympics, both official and unofficial.

EIF Takes Over Purple Guide Rewrite PDF Print E-mail

The Events Industry Forum, the informal group which brings together 26 trade bodies including TESA, has now taken over the rewriting of the ‘Purple Guide’ from the HSE.  

PRS Licence Hike is Dropped PDF Print E-mail

The Performing Rights Society has decided to leave its rates at 3% of ticket receipts following consultation with the industry.

All Party Parliamentary Group PDF Print E-mail

The new All Party Parliamentary Group for the events industry is now fully up and running, and opportunities are being sought to invite member MPs to events so that they can get a better understanding of what it’s all about. If you are involved in an event and would like to invite some of the group to attend, please contact Jim Winship at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Olympic Traffic Details PDF Print E-mail

More details have been published by London 2012 about the access and parking in Olympic areas during next year’s games. You will find the latest information at http://www.london2012.com/making-it-happen/local-accessand-parking/.

This shows additional details for Camden, Merton, Waltham Forest, Wandsworth and Glasgow.

The Olympic Delivery Authority has also released postcode data for impacted areas outside London. These can be found at the following link: http://www.london2012.com/olympic-routenetwork/where-will-the-orn-and-prn-operate.html.

HSE Urged to Scrap Cost Recovery Proposals PDF Print E-mail

TESA is objecting to the HSE’s proposals ‘for extending cost recovery’, urging that they should be abandoned on the basis that businesses could be unfairly penalised, particularly in situations where enforcement officers are not skilled in specialist areas.

Under the proposals, the HSE would be given the right to recover all its costs where, in the opinion of an inspector, there is a material breach of health and safety law. With hourly rates quoted at around £133 and the average cost of an inspection £1500, the costs could mount significantly before any formal action is taken.

The proposals would also require businesses to have to bear the cost of any dispute not resolved in their favour – which is likely to put many smaller businesses off pursuing an issue where they feel aggrieved.

The Association suggests that the costs should only be recovered when a case has been investigated, prosecuted and proven to be in breach of the regulations.

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