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Violent Times

The British Retail Consortium’s (BRC) detailed annual Retail Crime Survey for 2017 reveals a concerning spike in violence against shop staff causing injury, with the number of incidents occurring at twice the rate of the prior survey (which, in point of fact, held the previous...
Posted On 20 Apr 2018
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All Eyes on Cyber

The large-scale cyber attacks that occurred last year have served to reaffirm the need for fashioning cyber-resilient organisations. That’s according to the Business Continuity Institute’s (BCI) Horizon Scan 2018, released in association with the BSI. For the second year in...
Posted On 20 Mar 2018
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Substance Abuse

Worryingly, the UK now has one of the highest rates of acid attacks in the world. Upwards of 400 attacks were recorded in the four months to April last year alone. That’s an average of two episodes per day being recorded by police forces around the country. Worse still, senior...
Posted On 20 Feb 2018
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Living in Fear

The BRE’s National Security Survey has revealed that personal security is becoming an increasing worry across the UK, with two out of every three respondents questioned now more concerned about crime today than they were five years ago. The Top Three issues raised as causing the...
Posted On 21 Jan 2018
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From The Outset

Business Secretary Greg Clark has launched the Government’s ambitious Industrial Strategy, setting out a long-term vision for how Britain can build on its economic strengths, address productivity performance, embrace technological change and boost the earning power of people...
Posted On 29 Dec 2017
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IoT at the Double

Vodafone has recently published its fifth annual Internet of Things (IoT) Barometer Report. This is a document widely recognised as the leading global survey of business sentiment regarding investment and innovation in the IoT. The latest missive reports that the percentage of...
Posted On 21 Nov 2017
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Shared Approach

The Government’s Department for Exiting the European Union (EU) has set out its bold plans for arrangements that could ensure personal data would continue to move back and forth between the UK and the EU in the future in a safe and properly regulated manner. In the latest of a...
Posted On 19 Sep 2017
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Profile Building

The National Business Crime Solution (NBCS) – the not-for-profit initiative that enables the sharing of data between law enforcement agencies and the business community in order to reduce crime – is now embarking on the next stage of its development after securing significant...
Posted On 24 Aug 2017
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Creative Thinking

Run by the City of London Police’s Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU), a groundbreaking operation designed to disrupt illegal websites providing pirated access to films, TV, books, music and games has seen major success. Indeed, new research shows that, in the course of the...
Posted On 28 Jul 2017
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Sense of Risk

Although most organisations do fully appreciate the value of adopting an innovative approach to their business, it’s not always the easiest thing to introduce. That’s not necessarily because people are openly opposed to the idea. Rather, it’s the perceived sense of risk that can...
Posted On 20 Jun 2017