Consultation on sentencing for corporate manslaughter

Close date: 5 January 2010

The Government consults on draft sentencing guidelines for organisations convicted of corporate manslaughter and health and safety breaches that result in death. The guidelines propose that corporate manslaughter may attract a punitive fine that could run into millions of pounds and should rarely be below £500,000.
Consultation guideline: Corporate manslaughter and health and safety offences causing death (PDF format, 77K) (on the Sentencing Guidelines website)