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Police Federation calls on Government to increase officers’ pay by 2.8%

In the face of the 1% public sector pay increase limit set by Chancellor George Osborne and Her Majesty’s Treasury, the Police Federation of England and Wales is now asking for a pay rise of 2.8% for all police officers. In its second submission to the Police Remuneration...
Posted On 19 Jan 2016
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NHS manager and accomplices jailed in wake of £3.5 million fraud and money laundering

A senior NHS manager and three accomplices found guilty of money laundering and fraud offences after a £3.5 million NHS fraud have been sentenced at Leeds Crown Court for a total of nine years and eight months. This follows a lengthy investigation led by the police service and...
Posted On 19 Jan 2016
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Police Community Support Officers to undertake instruction in on-call firefighting duties

Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) in Herefordshire and Shropshire will undertake training to become on-call firefighters as part of a new pilot scheme, reports ITV News and the Fire Industry Association. The scheme has been developed in collaboration between the Hereford...
Posted On 19 Jan 2016
Christopher Graham: the UK's Information Commissioner
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Information Commissioner repeats call for imposition of stronger sentences on data thieves

Information Commissioner Christopher Graham has reiterated his call for stronger sentencing powers to be imposed on those people convicted of stealing personal data. The comments come as an employee of a car rental company was sentenced for stealing customer information that...
Posted On 19 Jan 2016
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‘More Walls, More Warming, Less Water’: World Economic Forum report pinpoints ‘A World at Risk in 2016’

An increased likelihood around all risks, from the environmental to society, the economy, geopolitics and technology looks set to shape the global agenda in the coming year, the World Economic Forum’s Global Risks Report 2016 has found. In this year’s annual survey, almost 750...
Posted On 19 Jan 2016
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European Commission study confirms “promising era of growth” for UK’s security business sector

A study* wholly focused around the development of statistical data on the European security technological and industrial base has shown that the UK’s security sector finds itself in “a promising era of growth”. The study, which was commissioned by the European...
Posted On 19 Jan 2016
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Forecasts for construction, education and healthcare sectors issued by ASSA ABLOY UK Specification

ASSA ABLOY UK Specification is now looking ahead to 2016 and how it believes the construction industry will respond following a year of mixed fortunes. Despite the dip experienced in the latter part of 2015, the latest forecasts from the Construction Products Association (CPA)...
Posted On 19 Jan 2016
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IT governance deficiencies “impeding organisations from compliance” with EU’s GDPR by 2018

To mark the formal ratification of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) by the European Council in early 2016, Blancco Technology Group has issued its new data privacy study entitled EU GDPR: A Corporate Dilemma. Based on a survey of over 500 global IT...
Posted On 19 Jan 2016
Shami Chakrabarti: leaving Liberty after 12 years with the Human Rights group
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Search for new Liberty director begins as Shami Chakrabarti prepares to leave Human Rights group

Shami Chakrabarti, director of Human Rights group Liberty, has announced that she’s soon to depart after 12 years with the organisation. Chakrabarti first joined Liberty as in-house counsel on the day before the 9/11 terrorist attacks in 2001, and was appointed director...
Posted On 19 Jan 2016
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New ‘Degree of Excellence’ attained by Showsec managers via University of Derby

Showsec has once again demonstrated why the event security and stewarding business remains at the forefront of raising managerial expertise and industry standards, with twelve members of its management team donning gowns and mortarboards for a graduation ceremony at Derby Arena...
Posted On 19 Jan 2016