2024 New Year Update Martyn’s Law

11 Jan 2024

Chris Luckham

The Terrorism Protection of Premises Bill, also known as Martyn’s Law is expected to become law in 2024.  The legislation is in response to the 2017 Manchester Arena bombing and subsequent enquiry.  The Draft legislation, developed from a consultation process, was in 2023, subject to scrutiny by the Home Affairs Select Committee.  

The overall aim of the legislation is to improve protective security and organisational preparedness across the UK, by obliging event owners and organisers to consider the risk of terrorism and how they respond to an attack

The legislation, as drafted, will apply to all premises with a capacity of 100 to 799 will be in a Standard Tier and all premises and events with a capacity of 800 or above in an Enhanced Tier.  It will ensure premises are better prepared and ready to respond in the event of a terrorist attack.  The measures to be taken will be proportionate and reasonable and in many cases will formalise best practice already in place.  This formalisation will be done through a regulator with a table of sanctions.  We at Crowd Angel believe that we can enhance planning, management and recording to demonstrate compliance through the application of digital mapping and multi-channel situational messaging.  

We at Crowd Angel were privileged to listen to the Rt Hon Tugendhat MBE VR MP, Minister of State for Security, address the Pool Re Market Event on 30 November  2023.  The Minister confirmed that there would be a swift review of implications for those who are impacted by the legislation’s Standard Tier early in the year before introducing the legislation to Parliament in 2024; as announced in the King’s Speech on 7 November 2023.  The format of this review is a short second public consultation period on a revised approach to the Standard Tier.

The object of the consultation on the standard tier is to ensure the Legislation has the right balance between public protection and avoiding undue burdens on smaller premises.  We at CrowdAngel believe that by daring to be different  and applying technology this burden can be avoided.  The process for the consultation will be published by Protect UK imminently.  

Crowd Angel will seek to keep you informed of progress towards implementing this important legislation which contributes towards our goal of creating ‘a world where we can gather safely’.   We encourage event managers to monitor updates to the free material sponsored, or endorsed, by the Home Office and safety associations:

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