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Queen's Speech: Corporate manslaughter bill announced

THE GOVERNMENT has unveiled plans to introduce a draft Corporate Manslaughter Bill which could hold companies accountable for fatal accidents involving their drivers.

It was announced for England and Wales as part of its legislative programme for the coming year in the Queen's Speech.

Some union officials have expressed their anger that they have not been given a solid pledge by the Government and that a draft bill means it will not become law any time soon.

But Garry Hobson, managing director of fleet management specialist Interleasing, said: 'The Corporate Manslaughter Bill provides no place to hide for employers who do not build risk assessment into the equation when providing company cars or allowing staff to use their own vehicle for business.'

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