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The Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act received its Royal Assent today (26 July) after 10 years of campaigning by unions and pressure groups.
The act will see companies facing prosecution for manslaughter where their gross negligence leads to the death of individuals.
This landmark approval will not only see private companies and organisations liable, but for the first time government bodies will face unlimited fines if they are found to have caused death due to their gross corporate health and safety failures.
It will make it easier to prosecute companies and other large organisations when gross failures in the management of health and safety lead to death.
Justice Minister Maria Eagle said the act is a groundbreaking piece of legislation.
"For too long it’s been virtually impossible to prosecute large companies for management failures leading to deaths," said Eagle. "The Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act will make it easier to prosecute companies who fail to protect people."