Contractors hit by charges under the controversial HSE Fee for Intervention scheme have seen their bills jump by 40% since it started. The average cost of an invoice has now soared to more than £700. The controversial scheme was Introduced in 2012 and allows HSE inspectors to charge contractors for visits when they break safety laws.

Fears are now growing that the HSE could be using the scheme to raise money following funding cuts.

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