Health chiefs are demanding councils and private citizens be legally compelled to clear snow and ice, after it was revealed accidents due to January's freezing weather may have cost the NHS more than £50million.And just remind me, who pays that money into the NHS in the first place? Yes, that's right, us.
The Authority's researchers write in the Journal of Public Health: 'We could make it a legal requirement for councils to grit pavements, or follow other countries and make it a business or individual responsibility.'Either way, I know one thing. We're going to pay through the nose. And the state will grow ever larger.
They give examples of strict rules compelling citizens to clear pavements in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the US.