The Home Office has issued a Consultation Paper on the future of the Emergency Services
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Proposals for further Emergency Services collaboration announced by Home Office

Radical proposals underpinning transformation of the way in which the police service, the Fire and Rescue Services and the ambulance service work together have now been unveiled by Prime Minister David Cameron and the Home Office. The Government has already invested over £70...
Posted On 14 Sep 2015
Left: Interpol's Secretary General Jürgen Stock and, right, Europol's director Rob Wainwright
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Interpol and Europol chiefs issue joint ‘Call For Action’ targeting people smuggling networks

The heads of Interpol and Europol have called for urgent and co-ordinated action by law enforcement agencies to identify and disrupt the organised crime networks behind what they jointly describe as “unprecedented” levels of people smuggling. The need for co-ordinated...
Posted On 14 Sep 2015
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Ministry of Justice monitored by ICO over “unacceptable delays” to FoI responses

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is monitoring the Ministry of Justice following concerns over the timeliness of the UK Government department’s responses to freedom of information (FoI) requests. The ICO will now review the performance of the Ministry of Justice...
Posted On 14 Sep 2015
Alison Saunders: the Director of Public Prosecutions
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DPP boosts support for victims of criminality by moving CPS paralegal staff to Crown Courts

Alison Saunders – the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) – is boosting the support offered to victims and witnesses at Crown Court proceedings by ensuring that the vital service offered by dedicated Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) paralegal staff is provided...
Posted On 14 Sep 2015
The global cyber insurance market could grow to $5 billion in annual premiums by 2018
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“Global cyber insurance market set to reach $7.5 billion threshold by 2020” states PwC report

The global cyber insurance market could grow to a value of $5 billion in annual premiums by 2018 and at least $7.5 billion by the end of the decade. That’s the considered viewpoint espoused in ‘Insurance 2020 and Beyond: Reaping the Dividends of Cyber...
Posted On 14 Sep 2015
The Consumer Rights Act 2015 will be enforced from 1 October
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Businesses urged to review customer contracts ahead of Consumer Rights Act 2015

Law firm Moore Blatch is warning consumer-facing businesses to review their customer sales contracts and check compliance ahead of the Consumer Rights Act, which comes into force on Thursday 1 October 2015 and will give consumers new rights in respect of faulty or not as...
Posted On 14 Sep 2015
Karen Morris-Lanz@ the new HR director at Securitas
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Karen Morris-Lanz appointed Human Resources director at Securitas

Securitas has appointed a new Human Resources (HR) director who will support the UK business in achieving its strategy for growth and commercial success. Karen Morris-Lanz joins the company from Waponi’s HR function and brings with her a wealth of HR consultancy experience...
Posted On 14 Sep 2015
The G4S TravelAware app protects and informs business travellers by way of location tracking and incident alerts
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G4S introduces “groundbreaking” TravelAware app to “revolutionise” business travel safety

Global security solutions provider G4S has launched the G4S TravelAware app, badged by the company as a “groundbreaking” security tool specifically designed to inform business travellers across the globe on risk and security-related issues. TravelAware will...
Posted On 14 Sep 2015
David Ward: Managing Director of Ward Security
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Gender Imbalance and The Security Business Sector

What more can and, indeed, must be done to encourage greater numbers of females to take up careers within the UK’s security business sector? David Ward offers some considered opinions on the matter. The issue of skills and staff shortages is one which affects the security...
Posted On 14 Sep 2015