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Kensington and Chelsea Council fraudster jailed for stealing £62,000 from Grenfell survivors

A Kensington and Chelsea Council employee who was responsible for administering cash to survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire has been jailed for five-and-a-half years after stealing more than £60,000 to finance her luxury lifestyle. Jenny McDonagh, 39, was sentenced at Isleworth...
Posted On 28 Sep 2018
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Serious Fraud Office set to “expand and restructure” senior management team

The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) is expanding and restructuring its management team in a bid to strengthen the organisation’s intelligence and case development function and bring a clearer focus to the Chief Investigator and General Counsel roles. The new role of Head of...
Posted On 28 Sep 2018
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Interpol report affirms organised crime underpins major conflicts and terrorism worldwide

A new report warns that the illegal exploitation and taxation of gold, oil and other natural resources is overtaking traditional sources of threat finance, such as kidnapping for ransom and drug trafficking, which fund terrorist and militant groups. The World Atlas of Illicit...
Posted On 28 Sep 2018
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“Progress made on corporate reporting, but there’s still room for improvement” states EY

The rhetoric around the new Corporate Governance Code and related legislation is already having a positive impact on corporate reporting in the FTSE 350, despite not officially coming into force until January next year. EY’s analysis of 100 annual reports from FTSE 350 companies...
Posted On 28 Sep 2018
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BCC survey finds investment and recruitment would be cut in event of ‘no deal Brexit’

With just six months to go before the UK leaves the European Union (EU), the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) is calling for UK ministers to redouble their efforts to reach an agreement with the EU – and ensure a transition period that could help firms prepare for change and...
Posted On 28 Sep 2018
Ciaran Martin: CEO of the National Cyber Security Centre
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NCSC releases core questions to help Britain’s biggest Boards understand cyber risk

Experts in cyber security have published new guidelines for Britain’s corporate leaders to equip them with the basic technical details they need to understand the threats they face in cyber space, and to direct effectively their organisation’s response to them. Specialists from...
Posted On 28 Sep 2018