New Sentencing guidelines

PLEASE NOTE!! Major Changes to Health and Safety Sentencing are now in place.

From February 1st 2016, significant changes in which Health and Safety, Corporate Manslaughter and Food Safety cases are sentenced have been introduced. The new guidelines represent a huge change in the way punishments are given for Health and Safety offences. Consistency The recent publication by the Sentencing Council acts as guidance for Health and Safety offences committed by both organisations and individuals, as well as corporate manslaughter and food safety and hygiene offences. The document is aimed at improving consistency in the sentencing of these cases, as well as ensuring fines are “fair and proportionate to the means of offenders”.