Proposed new UK counter-terror legislation: the implications for businesses


The UK Government is currently consulting on new counter-terror laws which will, amongst other things, impose a new Protect Duty on businesses that are ‘responsible for publicly accessible locations’. Jim Preen explains further…

As UK lockdowns start to ease, the Government is keen to ensure that the public is kept safe from terror attacks in publicly accessible locations, such as entertainment events and venues, retail outlets, and restaurants . A consultation process is now underway which is designed to determine new anti-terrorism legislation. This comes in the wake of the horrific bombing at the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester in 2017.

In one of the worst acts of terrorism in the UK a terrorist detonated a home-made bomb at the Manchester Arena killing more than 20 people and injuring a further 137, many of them children. Legislation to address these issues stalled because of COVID-19.

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Source: ContinuityCentral.com