Updates from the National Business Crime Centre


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 communications@essexchambers.co.uk
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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