Sentencing Council plans to increase workplace manslaughter jail terms


10th July 2017

As reported by Health and Safety at Work online, individuals found guilty of the most serious gross negligence manslaughter offences following workplace accidents could face up to 18 years in jail under new proposals unveiled by the Sentencing Council.

The Council today opened a 14-week consultation on a new guideline for sentencing manslaughter offences, which it said will increase jail terms in serious cases of gross negligence manslaughter. The consultation will be open until 10 October 2017.

Full story at Health and safety at work.com

 

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