Peter Sherry
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Apprenticeships: Striking The Balance Between Employers and Educationalists

One of the key recommendations of the Richard Review of Apprenticeships (published in November 2012 during the 2010-2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat Coalition Government’s time in Parliamentary office) was that apprenticeship programmes should be employer-led, but what does...
Posted On 19 Sep 2017
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Services business Cordant Group all set to become UK’s largest Social Enterprise

Cordant Group – the UK’s second largest recruitment and services business and which includes Cordant Security – has announced its new status as a Social Enterprise. Framed around a five-year plan, in due course the Group will reinvest the majority of its profits into...
Posted On 13 Sep 2017
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ICO warns NHS employees that unlawfully accessing patient records is an offence

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has reminded NHS staff about the potentially serious consequences of prying into patients’ medical records without a valid reason. The warning comes after a former health care assistant was ordered to pay a total of £1,715 in fines and...
Posted On 14 Aug 2017
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“Government must refresh its Brexit strategy” warns security Trade Association ADS

The Government must refresh its Brexit strategy and reach out to a wider community in order to build consensus for its negotiating priorities. Trade Association ADS believes it’s important all the potential options for a successful Brexit remain on the table. These would...
Posted On 19 Jun 2017
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Security industry responds to WannaCry ransomware attack affecting 200,000-plus victims

At the tail end of last week, the National Health Service (NHS) was among those organisations hit by IT failures resulting from the significant WannaCry cyber attack, with NHS Trusts and hospitals in London, Blackburn, Nottingham, Cumbria and Hertfordshire all affected. Some GP...
Posted On 16 May 2017
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ICO survey shows many councils “have work to do” to prepare for new data protection law

Local councils are being offered advice from the data protection regulator ahead of a new law coming into force next year. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has published the results of a survey completed by local councils at the end of last year, along with a blog...
Posted On 24 Mar 2017
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Reliance Protect named as headline sponsor for Lone Worker Safety Expo 2017

Reliance High-Tech is to be the headline sponsor this year’s Lone Worker Safety Expo, which runs on Tuesday 28 March at London’s Olympia. The Lone Worker Safety Expo is the only event of the year wholly dedicated to the protection of lone workers, informing delegates on how to...
Posted On 28 Feb 2017
Poppy Jaman
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Matters of the Mind

Mental ill-health in the workplace is a growing issue, with Office for National Statistics figures stating that one-in-six working age adults experience depression, anxiety or stress-related issues at any one time. Now, Mental Health First Aid England’s Poppy Jaman is calling on...
Posted On 20 Feb 2017
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Speakers from industry, NHS, police and academia unveiled for SIA’s 2017 Stakeholder Conference

The Security Industry Authority (SIA) has announced four of the key speakers who’ll be making presentations at the Regulator’s Annual Stakeholder Conference, which this year takes place on Tuesday 14 March at London’s Hallam Conference Centre. A direct...
Posted On 14 Feb 2017
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European Union Court of Justice backs challenge to Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act

According to civil liberties and Human Rights champion Liberty, the Government is breaking the law by indiscriminately collecting the nation’s Internet activity and phone records and letting hundreds of public bodies grant themselves access to these personal details with no...
Posted On 21 Dec 2016