Health and safety fines surge

7/30/2018 5:36:00 AM

A report by Thomson Reuters Legal Business found that corporate fines for health and safety breaches in the United Kingdom grew by almost 20% to more than £57 million ($75 million) in the year ended February 2017, City A.M. reported. The U.K.’s Sentencing Council introduced tougher health and safety guidelines in February 2016 focusing on management culpability for risk or actual harm. The report found that the number of fines issued increased 18% during the first full year of implementation. The average value of each fine grew over a third to £311,343.


Source: Business Insurance