Draft Terrorism (Protection of Premises) Bill published25.05.2023.
The Home Office has now published the draft Terrorism (Protection of Premises) Bill which sets out the requirements that, under Martyn’s Law, venues and other organisations will have to meet to ensure public safety. Two tiers of venues have been proposed in the draft:
- Standard (premises with a maximum capacity of 100+) will be asked to undertake relatively low-cost activities such as terrorism protection training;
- Enhanced (premises with a maximum capacity of 800+) will be asked to invest more time into counter-terrorism measures, such as appointing a designated senior officer for the review of venue security.
Given the complex and wide ranging nature of this legislation, LIVE has welcomed this extra stage in the process, “By publishing a draft bill, the Home Office has provided time for detailed and expert consideration of these proposals. As an industry, we remain resolute in our longstanding commitment to keep fans safe. LIVE will continue to work closely with Government to ensure the final bill is realistic and workable, sits appropriately alongside existing regulatory requirements and improves safety for all”. The Bill and supporting documents can be found here.