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BID Foundation to hold Martyn's Law 'protection and practicality' webinar | 5th March

Martyn’s Law: protection and practicality

A BID Foundation webinar in response to the Martyn’s Law consultation on ‘standard tier’ premises (closing 18th March) and the responsibility for public premises to protect the British public.

Nick Aldworth, former DCS in Counter Terrorism and author of proposed legislation
Danielle Grant, Director of CT Protect Ltd

What will the new legislation mean for your BID?

How could interaction with levy payers change and what will it mean for them?

How should the sector respond to the consultation?

Which operational challenges still need to be considered?


Tuesday 5th March | 10.30am – 12noon | Online
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Free to BID Foundation Members

£100 for non-members


Many BIDs have engaged with counter terrorism training and the issues raised by the so called ‘Martyn’s Law’, which seeks to protect people using public spaces in the wake of a number of high profile incidents in the UK and Europe since 2017.

Ahead of a new requirement for premises to take proportionate steps to protect the public – outlined in the Terrorism (Protection of Premises) Bill – the Home Office has launched a consultation on the proposals, specific to ‘standard tier’ premises with a capacity of 100-799 people.

The BID Foundation will host a special webinar, designed to inform our Members and influence the sectors’ response to the consultation, which closes on 18th March 2024.

Joined by one of the key figures to have influenced the legislation, Nick Aldworth, and security advisory specialists, CT Protect Ltd, the webinar will first provide a comprehensive overview of the practical implications of the legislation, particularly for standard tier premises.

We will then debate the impact and practicalities of the legislation and seek to surface issues which should be raised in consultation response, or which our guest experts can advise on from their many years of experience.

We will examine the legislation in the context of Security Minister, Tom Tugendhat’s message that:

The new ‘reasonably practicable’ approach is better suited to the wide range of organisations that will be within the scope of standard tier because they will assess and implement procedures that are suitable to their individual circumstances.

This aligns with other regulatory regimes, such as Health and Safety, which require reasonably practicable steps.

A Martyn’s Law regulator will be established to monitor compliance and advise premises within scope of the legislation. Premises within standard tier will be required to notify the regulator that they are within the scope of this legislation.

This revised approach is designed to be low to no financial cost, with associated costs largely driven by the time taken to communicate them to staff.


Join us on the 5th March at 10.30am
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