"Bringing home the message": Tougher sentencing for EHS offences in the UK

New sentencing guidelines are likely to have a dramatic impact on the level of fines imposed on companies convicted of environmental, health and safety (EHS) offences. In a recent environmental case, the Court of Appeal said that a 'very large' company could be fined up to 100 per cent of its pre-tax annual profit even if such fine is in excess of £100 million.

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