Martyn’s Law: Strengthening Security for Public Spaces

Posted by Aimee Wagstaff on Feb 01, 2024

In a significant move on November 7, 2023, His Majesty King Charles III introduced the Terrorism (Protection of Premises) Bill, popularly known as Martyn's Law.

 Key highlights include enhanced security measures for publicly accessible locations (PALS) with over 100 people, addressing concerns through nuanced legislation.

The draft, published on May 2, 2023, marked the beginning of a transparent legislative journey, emphasising strategic objectives such as:

  • Public safety
  • Reduced impact of terrorist attacks
  • Clarified security responsibilities
  • Improved consistency in security considerations and outcomes

Is your organisation prepared for the introduction of this statutory legislation?

The awarded suppliers on our Audit and Assurance framework are working closely with public sector organisations to ensure they do not get left behind when this legislation is promulgated.

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