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“Barrier to trade and security if data transfers are hindered post-Brexit” warns EU Home Affairs Sub-Committee

The Government should pursue full regulatory equivalence with the European Union (EU) with respect to data protection in order to ensure unhindered data flows between the UK and the EU post-Brexit, offer stability and certainty for businesses and maintain police and security...
Posted On 18 Jul 2017
Home Secretary Amber Rudd
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Home Secretary takes further action designed to tackle scourge of knife crime

Home Secretary Amber Rudd has announced plans to consult on new offences designed to “toughen up” the knife crime laws. The proposed new action would restrict the online sale of knives and ban the possession of dangerous or offensive weapons on private property. The...
Posted On 18 Jul 2017
Gerard Wallace
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Safe Evacuation: What To Do in a Security Threat Scenario

Given that the current threat level posed by international terrorism in the UK is currently set at ‘Severe’, it’s now time for every business owner to ensure they have comprehensive and up-to-date evacuation procedures in place, writes Gerard Wallace.     As...
Posted On 18 Jul 2017
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Unlicensed door supervisor fined for using forged Security Industry Authority licence

On 20 June 2017 at Chester Magistrates’ Court, the Security Industry Authority (SIA) successfully prosecuted Stacey Sam Harrison, a door supervisor who had worked using a forged licence for over five years. In August 2016, an SIA investigator inspected security staff at a taxi...
Posted On 18 Jul 2017
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BAFE, FPA, NSI and SSAIB move to support Fire and Security Association Awards

A series of leading bodies from across the fire, emergency and security sectors are now supporting this year’s Fire and Security Association (FSA) Awards, which are currently open to nominations from the entire industry. In addition to leading electrotechnical Trade Associations...
Posted On 18 Jul 2017