Reported increase in corporate manslaughter convictions

30 April 2014

Dominic Grieve, the Attorney-General, has revealed that corporate manslaughter is one of the potential offences in around 50 of the cases currently under referral to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS). To date, there have only been six prosecutions under the Act, leading to accusations that it is ineffective. According to Dominic Grieve one of the complicating issues is the length of time that investigations in corporate manslaughter cases take – often around four or five years.

ATL survey shows extent of parents’ voluntary contributions

25 April 2014

Schools are asking pupils’ parents and carers for voluntary contributions towards the purchase of textbooks or revision books, according to 26% of education staff who responded to a survey by the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL).