The Report of the Expert Group on a possible new offence of corporate homicide was published on 17 November 2005 (see previously Nos 452 and 488, and for the Report itself, http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2005/11/14133559/35592).

The Report offers the following conclusions, which differ in significant respects from those proposed for England (see for those http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/documents/2005-corporate-manslaughter/?version=1):

17.1 The Group considers that a new statutory offence of corporate killing should be introduced for organisations guilty of recklessness which results in the death of employees or members of the public. While there would be advantages in a uniform approach across the UK