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Home Secretary announces eight-week Police Covenant consultation

A Police Covenant has come a step closer with the announcement by Home Secretary Priti Patel of the launch of an eight-week consultation. The move has been welcomed by John Apter, the national chair of the Police Federation of England and Wales, who is fully supportive of the...
Posted On 28 Feb 2020
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On-the-run East London ID fraudster sought by police to start jail sentence

A fugitive of justice from East London who has repeatedly failed to appear in court on charges of using fake identity documents is being sought by the police in order to start a nine-month jail sentence. On Wednesday 26 February at Wood Green Crown Court, Emmanuel Forson was...
Posted On 28 Feb 2020
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Capacity in credit and political risk insurance markets “close to all-time high”

Capacity in both the credit and political risk insurance markets is close to an all-time high, despite rising risks across multiple emerging market jurisdictions. ‘The Structured Credit and Political Risk Market Update’ from Gallagher (the insurance broker, risk...
Posted On 28 Feb 2020
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Former Barclays executives acquitted of conspiracy to commit fraud

Roger Jenkins, Richard Boath and Thomas Kalaris have been acquitted of fraud in the UK’s first trial of bank executives for misconduct during the 2008 financial crisis. The three men were charged with conspiracy to commit fraud in relation to allegedly misleading investors and...
Posted On 28 Feb 2020
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Russell Penny CPP elected chair of ASIS International’s UK Chapter

Following a recent Board Meeting of the UK Chapter of ASIS International, the organisation has announced that Russell Penny CPP MSyI is elected as chapter chair. Darren Carter CPP is vice-chair with David Marsh CPP serving as treasurer and James Morris CPP as secretary. These...
Posted On 28 Feb 2020
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Meet The Security Company: Amberstone Security Limited

This is the 25th instalment in a series of articles for the readers of Risk Xtra where we shine the spotlight on NSI-approved businesses for the benefit of risk and security managers who purchase security guarding as well as systems-focused solutions. Answering our questions on...
Posted On 27 Feb 2020
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First major City Security Council training exercise takes place in central London

Businesses in the Eastern Cluster of the City of London took part in a major training exercise on Saturday 22 February to test their readiness for responding to major incidents. During the exercise a range of different scenarios and procedures were enacted in the Leadenhall...
Posted On 27 Feb 2020
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Sean Sutton appointed cyber security partner at PwC UK

Sean Sutton has been appointed as cyber security partner at PwC UK, and will be based at the firm’s new Birmingham home at One Chamberlain Square. A former managing director for Accenture’s UK and Ireland cyber security business, Sutton brings over 16 years’ direct...
Posted On 27 Feb 2020
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Five victories for Mitie at 2020 UK Outstanding Security Performance Awards

The fourth annual UK Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs) Ceremony, supported by headline sponsor Innovise, took place at the Royal Lancaster Hotel in central London on the evening of Wednesday 26 February. Around 450 security professionals gathered to celebrate the...
Posted On 27 Feb 2020
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Experts demand public’s involvement in Government’s new UK security policy

Rethinking Security, the network of peace and security experts, has called on the Government to adopt what it terms “an inclusive approach” towards reviewing and renewing the UK’s security policy. Welcoming the announcement of the Conservative Government’s...
Posted On 26 Feb 2020