The new sentencing guidelines now apply to all sentencing of health and safety, corporate manslaughter, and food hygiene offences taking place after 1 February 2016, regardless of the date of offence.

There is no upper limit on penalties under the Corporate Manslaughter and Homicide Act 2007 but the offence range for large organisations with an annual turnover of more than £50M will  be from £4.8M to £20M and up to £10M for the most serious of health and safety offences. Very large organisations with turnover greatly in excess of £50million could face penalties well above those range maximums.