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Code of Practice for employers to improve health and well-being of staff devised by BSI

BSI, the business standards company, has launched a new Code of Practice for organisations to help them tackle a crisis in the mental health and well-being of Britain’s workforce. No less than 137 million working days were lost to sick leave in the UK in 2016, with organisations...
Posted On 26 Jul 2018
Centurion House: new office space for the Axis Group
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Axis Group opens new offices in line with service expansion for end user customers

Axis Group, the integrated security and cleaning services business, has opened a new office to service increasing new business in the South West of England and M4 corridor. The Centurion House office, based in Staines, will provide an account management base for security and...
Posted On 26 Jul 2018
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Government set to consult on safe use and effective regulation of drones

The Government is to consult on new measures designed to prevent the misuse of drones, including on-the-spot fines and the ability to seize them if necessary. The new measures are intended to ensure drones are being used safely in a market that’s set to grow rapidly over...
Posted On 26 Jul 2018
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Home Office confirms police officers to receive 2% pay increase in 2018-2019

Police officers will be awarded a pay rise of 2% in 2018 to 2019. This will mean that average pay for a police constable will now be more than £38,600 per year. The increase will consist of a 2% pay increase for all police officer ranks, a 2% increase to the London weighting...
Posted On 26 Jul 2018
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Government outlines plans to upgrade national security investment powers for UK

Business Secretary Greg Clark has set out the detail of new powers designed to upgrade UK national security rules. Strengthened powers will bolster national security merger rules while maintaining openness to international investment. The proposals build on the UK’s robust...
Posted On 26 Jul 2018
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Online criminals spoof university e-mail addresses in six-figure supply chain fraud

Action Fraud is issuing a warning as reports show that fraudsters are registering domain names to look like they belong to UK university e-mail addresses. UK and European supply companies are being defrauded out of vast sums of money as a result of this. Fraudsters imitating one...
Posted On 26 Jul 2018
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Crimestoppers introduces campaign designed to raise awareness of ‘County Lines’

Crimestoppers has launched a national campaign orchestrated to highlight ‘County Lines’ and encourage the public to report their concerns. An ‘advan’ will be touring certain areas giving people more information on how they can play their part in helping to...
Posted On 26 Jul 2018
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Big Brother Watch begins “landmark legal challenge” to police use of facial recognition surveillance technology

Privacy and civil liberties campaign group Big Brother Watch and Baroness Jenny Jones have issued proceedings in the High Court in a crowdfunded legal challenge to the Home Secretary and the Metropolitan Police Service’s use of what it describes as “Orwellian” facial recognition...
Posted On 26 Jul 2018
Left to Right: Dame Louise Ellman MP, Richard Bingley and Neil Sinclair pictured at the launch of the Global Cyber Academy
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Global Cyber Academy opens for business at Houses of Parliament launch event

The Global Cyber Academy, the UK’s first dedicated Cyber Academy for business, has been formally opened at a launch event held in the Houses of Parliament. The Academy provides UK-accredited education programmes in cyber security. These formal business education programmes are...
Posted On 26 Jul 2018
Anton Pieterse: managing director of Safetell
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The Risk Xtra Interview: Anton Pieterse (Safetell) (Part Two)

Anton Pieterse is the managing director of Safetell, the specialist physical security provider of counter-terrorism and target hardening solutions for risk mitigation professionals serving organisations, Governments and businesses alike. With over 30 years’ experience, Safetell...
Posted On 26 Jul 2018
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