Pool Re welcomes Martyn’s Law

Pool Re has today welcomed the UK government’s announcement of its upcoming Protect Duty legislation, also known as Martyn’s Law.

Tom Clementi (pictured), CEO of Pool Re, said: “The government’s announcement is an important step in enhancing the protection of the UK’s publicly accessible locations from terrorist attacks. At Pool Re we will continue to support the government and insurance industry on this legislation, including by providing information and education regarding what businesses and organisations need to do to prepare for its introduction. We will be providing an update for the market in the new year, as more details of the draft legislation become known.

“We would also like to pay tribute to the inspiring work of Figen Murray OBE, whose tireless campaigning on this issue has reminded us of the real-life impact of terrorism in public venues and who has strongly encouraged the UK government to legislate.”

The two primary objectives for Martyn’s Law will be to clarify who is responsible for security activity at locations in scope, thereby increasing accountability; and to improve outcomes so that security activity is delivered to a consistent level. An inspection and enforcement regime will seek to educate, advise and ensure compliance with the new law.

Pool Re's online Protect Duty hub is freely accessible to members and customers.

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