22 September 2017A government review is being launched into whether a new law is needed to tackle dangerous cycling following a case where the Victorian offence of "wanton or furious driving" was the only available offence after a man was cleared of manslaughter.
03 October 2017The announcement at the Conservative Party conference comes after assaults using corrosive substances more than doubled in England since 2012. The sale of sulphuric acid is to also be "drastically limited" due to its use in making explosives.
12 October 2017The judicial body which promotes consistency across the courts has recommended tougher punishments in relation to terrorist offences, and in particular for those convicted of preparing acts of violence.
19 October 2017Prison sentences for those who repeatedly carry corrosive substances without good reason are among a set of new laws aimed at tackling serious violence being proposed today.
25 October 2017The Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation Max Hill QC, has warned Ministers against plans that "criminalise thought". In response to the government's announcement to increase jail terms for viewing terror content online, Mr Hill He stated that "thought without action" was not terrorism and it would be "quite wrong" to create new laws which treat it as such.
31 October 2017The Criminal Finances Act 2017 (Commencement No.2 and Transitional Provisions) Regulations 2017 (SI 2017/991) are now in force, as of 31st October 2017. These Regulations bring in force sections of the Criminal Finances Act 2017 (the Act) that amend the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (POCA) and the Terrorism Act 2000 (TACT).