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Terrorism (Protection of premises) draft bill

28 Feb 2024

‘Martyn’s Law’ will place a requirement on those responsible for certain venues to consider the threat from terrorism and implement appropriate and proportionate mitigation measures.

The legislation will ensure that people are prepared, ready to respond and know what to do in the event of an attack.

Better protection will be delivered through enhanced security systems, staff training, and clearer processes.

The legislation is part of the government’s response to the Manchester Arena Inquiry Volume 1 which recommended the introduction of legislation to improve the safety and security of public venues.

The Protect Duty was the subject of consultation in 2021.

Under the legislation, standard tier sites (those with a maximum capacity of 100 to 799) will need to complete the evaluation template to make sure they are better prepared to respond quickly to terrorist attacks and save lives.

We are publishing the draft template and guidance to help you understand the intended format and content in support of the bill scrutiny process. It will tell you how to evaluate:

  • the threat in the context of your premises
  • who may need information or training and how to deliver this
  • who should do what in an attack

Further information:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/terrorism-protection-of-premises-draft-bill-overarching-documents