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Businesses would have to introduce anti-terror measures to keep public safe under Home Office plan

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Anti-terror measures may have to be adopted by firms and councils to keep the public safe from an attack.

Plans have been unveiled by the Home Office to introduce legislation which would require the owners and operators of public spaces to consider the risks of a terror outrage – and what steps they will take to prepare for one.

Measures would need to be both ‘proportionate and reasonable’ and could include beefing up physical security and developing response plans for staff.

A new ‘Protect Duty’ will be consulted on by the Government in the next few weeks following discussion with victims’ groups. Members of the Army are pictured above outside Downing Street following the Westminster terror attack in 2017

A new ‘Protect Duty’ will be consulted on by the Government in the next few weeks following discussion with victims’ groups. Members of the Army are pictured above outside Downing Street following the Westminster terror attack in 2017

A new ‘Protect Duty’ will be consulted on by the Government in the next few weeks following discussion with victims’ groups. Members of the Army are pictured above outside Downing Street following the Westminster terror attack in 2017

It follows the bomb attack at the Manchester Arena in 2017, as well as incidents at Fishmongers’ Hall and Streatham in the past six months.

A new ‘Protect Duty’ will be consulted on by the Government in the next few weeks following discussion with victims’ groups.

Security Minister James Brokenshire said it will ensure the legislation protects the public while not putting pressure on businesses.

‘Our first priority is keep- ing the public safe,’ Mr Brokenshire added. 

‘Of course, it is important that this new law is proportionate.’

Plans have been unveiled by the Home Office to introduce legislation which would require the owners and operators of public spaces to consider the risks of a terror outrage

Plans have been unveiled by the Home Office to introduce legislation which would require the owners and operators of public spaces to consider the risks of a terror outrage

Plans have been unveiled by the Home Office to introduce legislation which would require the owners and operators of public spaces to consider the risks of a terror outrage 

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