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Cambridge News: Risky business up for debate at city event

Dame Deirdre Hutton, chairman of the Food Standards Agency and deputy chair of the Financial Services Authority, plus Sir Paul Judge, who chairs the RSA Risk Commission, will be speaking at a special event in the city next month. The conference entitled The End of Zero Risk Regulation: risk toleration in regulatory practice takes place at Peterhouse on September 12. CBR’s Senior Research Fellow Dr Paul Sanderson, one of the organisers of the event, explains that due to regulators being urged by government to tolerate certain levels of risk, this poses the question “What is an acceptable level of risk – and acceptable to whom – and how can such ideas be translated into practice?”