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£1 million of Home Office funding set aside to boost ongoing fight against knife crime

Charities in England and Wales can now bid for a share of a £1 million Home Office fund set aside to help steer young people away from gangs and violent crime. The successful community groups will receive up to £30,000 each to help support the vital work they do in educating...
Posted On 22 May 2018
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“Tough new rules” designed to protect UK’s critical infrastructure come into force

New measures put in place by the Government to protect the nation’s critical infrastructure and digital services from cyber attacks and computer network failure have come into force. Bosses of firms in the health, water, energy, transport and digital infrastructure spheres will...
Posted On 11 May 2018
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Business in the Community urges UK SMEs to address vulnerabilities against disasters

To help tackle the potentially devastating consequences of a lack of business resilience, Business in the Community (which was founded by HRH The Prince of Wales) is launching a tool for businesses designed to check their robustness in the face of a crisis. SMEs make up 99.9% of...
Posted On 10 May 2018
Paul Everitt: CEO at ADS
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“Security sector witnesses 57% growth since 2012” advises ADS in Facts and Figures Guide

The UK’s aerospace, defence, security and space industries are now worth £74 billion per annum to the UK and achieved £41 billion in export revenues in 2017. The four sectors now collectively employ 380,000 people, including 12,000 apprentices. These statistics are revealed in...
Posted On 09 May 2018
Phillip Ullmann
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Cordant Group’s Phillip Ullmann wants “social value” overhaul of Government contracts

Public sector contracts should no longer be given to the lowest bidder, but instead ought to be awarded to “social business” companies that agree to share profits with staff and employ local workers, a leading businessman has said. Phillip Ullmann of Cordant Group, one of the...
Posted On 09 May 2018
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Explosive detection dogs introduced in British airports by Government to screen cargo

Dogs that are capable of detecting minute traces of explosives concealed in air freight are now being deployed in cargo sheds at British airports as the Government introduces its latest measure to reinforce the UK’s aviation security. Free-running explosive detection dogs...
Posted On 09 May 2018
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“Only 5% of organisations claim to be ready for GDPR” discovers BSI research study

Research conducted by BSI has underlined the growing concern that European businesses are simply not ready for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Even though 97% of organisations admit that the implementation of the GDPR will affect their business, just 5% say they...
Posted On 04 May 2018
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Home Office’s Commercial Victimisation Survey figures show significant rise in abuse against businesses

The Home Office has published the latest figures from its 2017 Commercial Victimisation Survey, reporting that the number of assaults and threats committed against the wholesale and retail sector has risen significantly over the last year, from 524 incidents per 1,000 premises to...
Posted On 03 May 2018
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Government determined to prevent abuse of UK businesses for foreign money laundering

Measures designed to prevent the abuse of a specialised financial arrangement in order to launder dirty foreign money through the UK have been unveiled as part of a package of Government reforms. Scottish Limited Partnerships (SLPs) and Limited Partnerships (LPs) are used by...
Posted On 02 May 2018
Professor Mark Button
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University of Portsmouth’s Centre for Counter Fraud Studies to host Economic and Industrial Espionage Conference

Economic and industrial espionage are significant issues for many organisations, with episodes causing billions of pounds of economic damage to countries around the world. Figures on the costs vary significantly, but it’s clear the losses are staggering and, in the US...
Posted On 02 May 2018