- Media Centre
Thursday 14th January 2016
Employers and individuals sentenced for health and safety, corporate manslaughter and food hygiene offences face increased fines as a result of new guidelines requiring sentences to have a ‘real economic impact’.
The guidelines apply to sentences imposed from 1 February 2016, irrespective of when the offence was committed. Under the guidelines, the courts take into account:
As an example, fines for ‘technical’ health and safety breaches which do not result in any injury are likely to start from:
Fines for flagrant health and safety failures resulting in death are likely to start from £250k for micro companies, £450k for small companies £1.6m for medium-sized companies and £4m for large companies.
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