The UK has always been a global leader in setting strong rules which protect public health, ensure worker and consumer safety, and underpin our world-class food, environmental and animal welfare standards.
These protections are the invisible safety net that holds our society together. They provide British people with a guarantee that the food they feed their families is of a high quality; that their entitlements and safety at work are guaranteed; that the rivers and seas their children play in are clean; and that the products they use are safe.
Strong, well-enforced rules create a level playing field that allows businesses to grow and thrive, and they provide a guarantee that basic quality and safety standards are being met – for everyone.
That’s why people across the UK, no matter where they live, their age, or their political persuasion, value common sense protections and want to see them strengthened.
But all too often, vital rules are painted as burdens which hold back businesses and restrict people’s freedom. This has created the conditions for the weakening of important environmental and social protections, and for the erosion of the public bodies which enforce them.
At Unchecked UK, we work alongside our 70 supporting organisations to tell a different story about public protections – one which shows strong rules to be a central part of a fair, sustainable and prosperous country.