The Home Office will be hosting a series of workshops around the UK in May on the upcoming Martyn’s Law, which will ensure stronger protections against terrorism in public places. Given the new duty will require venues to take steps to improve public safety, with measures dependent on the size of the venue and the activity taking place, this legislation is relevant to the visitor economy so we are extending the invitation to TIC members.
These will be full day workshops where the Home Office will provide attendees with information on Martyn’s Law, and help to scope how the legislation will work in practice. Officials will also be seeking your views on what is needed from the Home Office to make Martyn’s Law a success.
Please see invite below :
We invite all owners, operators, and those with responsibility for public premises to apply for one of a series of workshops around the UK covering Martyn’s Law.
Attending one of these workshops will allow you to hear about plans for the upcoming legislation and help to scope how the legislation will work in practice, including opportunities to contribute to requirements on advice and guidance.
Pre-reading will be required, and on the day members of the policy team behind Martyn’s Law will be on hand to answer questions and discuss specific issues. We encourage applications from those with an interest, regardless of whether you have any security-related experience.
Workshops will last for one day (0930-1600). There is no cost to attendees for the workshop, and tea, coffee, water and lunch will be provided. The Home Office will not fund any travel or accommodation costs associated with your attendance.
The dates and locations for the workshops are as follows:
Please apply for one of the workshops at the below link, if you have any questions in the interim, please email ProtectDuty@homeoffice.gov.uk.
The deadline for all applications is 07/04/2023.
You will be notified if your application has been successful by 19/04/2023.