Zahra Nanji considers proposals for sentencing of health and safety offences and the progress of SARAH

In November 2014 the Sentencing Council (SC), the independent body which produces sentencing guidelines for the courts, launched a consultation entitled ‘Health and safety offences, corporate manslaughter and food safety and hygiene offences guidelines’, which closes on 18 February 2015.

Guidelines for the sentencing of corporate manslaughter and health and safety offences causing death committed by organisations were published by the Sentencing Guidelines Council (