Protect Duty: the Government’s conclusions

In June and July 2021, we noted the terms of the Government’s consultation on its proposed Protect Duty. In a written statement on 19 December, the Home Secretary announced “the foundational policy elements that will form the basis of this Government’s upcoming Protect Duty Bill” developed in response to feedback received to the Government’s consultation.

Its two primary objectives will be to clarify who is responsible for security activity at locations in scope, thereby increasing accountability, and “to improve outcomes UK-wide so that security activity is delivered to a consistent level”. An inspection and enforcement regime will seek to educate, advise, and ensure compliance. Continue reading