Corporate Homicide Bill Update

November 2, 2021

The Corporate Homicide Bill is to amend the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 to make provision about the offence of corporate homicide.

The Bill is at the second reading stage in the House of Commons, which gives MPs the first opportunity to debate the main principles of the Bill.

The Bill proposes inserting the following into the Act:

• “An organisation to which this section applies is guilty of an offence if a responsible person acting within the scope of his or her employment by that organisation recklessly causes the death of a person”;

• a “responsible person” is a person who supervises, manages or organises any person or activities on behalf of an organisation, or any part of the organisation, as part of his or her actual, ostensible or implied duties for the organisation.”

The next stage for this Bill, Second reading, is scheduled to take place later this month on Friday 26 November 2021.

 

This is valid as of 2nd November 2021.

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