Just over half (51%) of organisations are not prepared for the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Bill, yet over a third (38%) think that it will affect them when it comes into force. The Bill is due to come into effect from 1 July.
A further 48% that are aware of the legislation do not believe it will impact on their organisation, according to Croner’s Workplace issues survey.
A further 4% weren’t aware of the legislation but did think that it would affect them.
While 35% of organisations are preparing for the Bill, a further 32% have thought about the need to take action, but are not sure what changes they will need to make to comply with the legislation. Worryingly, 8% of employers believe that because the Bill has taken the government so long to prepare, the law will not actually change.
Almost 10% of employers surveyed were not aware that the new legislation was being prepared, but didn’t expect it to affect their business.
How prepared are employers for the proposed Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Bill?
|We are not prepared for the legislation||51%|
|We are aware of the legislation but do not think we will be affected||48%|
|We are aware of the legislation and think the changes will affect us||38%|
|We are neither aware of the legislation nor belive it will affect us||20%|
|We are not aware of the legislation is being introduced but believe it will affect us||4%|