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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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