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Updates from the National Business Crime Centre

March 22, 2019

Violence at Work;

The Home Office are shortly to release a ‘call for evidence’ in relation to violence within businesses (particularly retail).  
The sentencing guidelines around assaults will be reviewed with a particular focus on those assaulted whilst at work.  
The Ministry of Justice will start this work in the summer.  
Definition of Business Crime;
The Home Office/ National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) national definition that has been in place since 2013 is to change from:

Any criminal offence that is committed against a property or person that is motivated by a connection of that person or property to a business

Any criminal offence where a business, or person in the course of their employment, is the victim

Police services are being asked to comment on the change and would welcome any feedback. Contact
Visit the Home Office (Police UK) website that contains some useful information and advice and the new Business Impact Statement templates and associated guidance here


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