Last week finally saw the publication of new Sentencing Guidelines relating to the sale of knives and related items to persons under 18. Coming into effect on 1 April 2023, the Magistrates Courts now have a clear framework to follow when sentencing both individuals and retailers for this offence. The Offence The law in this […]
According to recent statistics, approximately 31% of all registered deaths from COVID-19 were care home residents. This, coupled with low rates of vaccinated care workers in certain areas of the Country (in particular, London and the South East where the number of homes who have at least 80% of staff vaccinated is a mere 23% […]
26 March saw the coming into force of the new Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) Regulations, which are intended to raise the stakes further in the ongoing battle against COVID-19. These regulations severely restrict and, in some cases, completely shut down the operations of a wide range of specified businesses subject to very limited exceptions: see […]
Last updated 17:37, 20th April 2020 With over 2,600 confirmed cases of the Coronavirus in the UK, including 137 fatalities, companies are rightly concerned about their exposure to a potential criminal investigation should their staff contract the virus. After all, it is a fundamental requirement under the Health and Safety at Work Act that employers […]
Last Updated: 14:30pm, 23nd July 2021 23 July 2021 Having good ventilation will help reduce COVID-19 transmission at work HSE’s updated guidance will help you identify poor ventilation in work areas and take practical steps to improve it. This can help reduce the risk of COVID19 spreading in your workplace. The HSE’s updated guidance […]
Aerospace manufacturer Airbus has agreed to pay regulators almost 3.6 billion Euros, to settle a global investigation into allegations of bribery and corruption. As part of this deal, a staggering 991 million Euros is payable in the UK, after a Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA) was entered into with the Serious Fraud Office (SFO). The SFO […]
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