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H&S law changes welcomed by HSE

The Health and Safety Offences Act 2008 came into force on 16 January, increasing penalties and provide courts with greater sentencing powers for those who break health and safety law.

The Act fulfils a longstanding Government and HSE commitment to provide the courts with greater sentencing powers for health and safety crimes. The effect of the Act is to raise the maximum fine which may be imposed in the lower courts to £20,000 for most health and safety offences and make imprisonment an option for more health and safety offences in both the lower and higher courts.

Last Updated on Friday, 02 March 2018 18:38

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