Corporate Manslaughter Sentencing to be Reviewed

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Organisations with a turnover of more than £50 million could be fined £20 million and possibly more under proposals to reform corporate manslaughter sentencing guidelines.
 
The Sentencing Council is consulting until 18 February, 2015 on new sentencing guidelines for corporate manslaughter, health and safety and food safety offences.
 
Organisations found guilty under the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 could, according to existing Sentencing Council guidance, be fined “seldom less than £500,000” but the penalty “may be measured in the millions of pounds”.
 

DVLA Scam Warning

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DVLA warns the public of an email scam that asks drivers to verify their driving licence details via an online link.

DVLA warns the public of an email scam that asks drivers to verify their driving licence details via an online link.

The email, which wrongly claims to have been sent from DVLA, appears to be an attempt to trick drivers into providing personal details. DVLA have not sent out an email asking customers to update or verify their details.

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Scotland to cut drink drive limit

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The Government in Scotland is expected to cut the nation’s drink-drive limit putting the legal limit below that south of the border.
 
New proposals, which if approved by the Scottish Parliament would see the cut come into effect on 5th December, 2014, would see the blood alcohol limit cut from 80 milligrams to 50 milligrams in every 100 millilitres of blood.
 
The cut would bring Scotland’s drink-drive limit into line with much of Europe. Draft legislation has been laid before Parliament following a consultation exercise.