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Businesses “risking sensitive information in the cloud” suggests Bitglass survey

Bitglass has just released ‘Guardians of the Cloud’, its 2019 Cloud Security Report. As organisations migrate more of their data and operations to the cloud, they must maintain a robust cyber security posture. To uncover how well they’re accomplishing this,...
Posted On 13 Aug 2019
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Nomination process now open for coveted 2019 Inspiration in HR Award

The Inspiration in HR Award – bestowed each year by SSR Personnel and Executive Profiles – is designed to recognise the work of Human Resources (HR) professionals. Now in its 13th year, the award is open to either individuals or organisations and runs with the support...
Posted On 13 Aug 2019
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Police takeover of Fire and Rescue Services “will damage public safety” warns FBU

Fire budgets could be cut in favour of policing, the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has warned after fire authorities lost a bid to block a takeover from West Mercia’s Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC). Firefighters’ vital community engagement work could also be threatened as...
Posted On 13 Aug 2019
Lord Alex Carlile of Berriew QC
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Lord Alex Carlile QC to lead on independent review of Prevent programme

The Government has announced that Lord Alex Carlile QC has been appointed as the Independent Reviewer of the Prevent programme which safeguards vulnerable people from being drawn into terrorism. Prevent is one of the four strands of the Government’s CONTEST counter-terrorism...
Posted On 13 Aug 2019
Aziz Rahman
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The SFO’s Corporate Co-operation Guidance: Does Reality Match the Hype?

Finally, we have the Serious Fraud Office’s (SFO) Corporate Co-operation Guidance. SFO director Lisa Osofsky has made it clear she’s a firm advocate of co-operation so this guidance was always going to be significant. While welcome, asserts Aziz Rahman, it runs to just five...
Posted On 13 Aug 2019
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£100 million crackdown on criminality in prisons outlined by Ministry of Justice

Prison security will be boosted by a £100 million investment as part of a crackdown on crime behind bars, the Government has announced. The investment will target all types of crime in prison – from drug smugglers fuelling a rise in violence and self-harm through to gang...
Posted On 13 Aug 2019
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BWF expresses fire door concerns in letter to councils across England and Wales

The British Woodworking Federation (BWF) has been forced to highlight to local council leads that the delay in replacing faulty fire doors is, frankly, too slow. This is especially relevant after the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) confirmed that...
Posted On 12 Aug 2019
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“Dozens of arrests” in UK as part of Europe-wide anti-modern slavery operation

44 people have been arrested and 35 potential victims identified in the UK as part of a Europe-wide operation targeting modern slavery and human trafficking. The week of action, which took place between 17 and 23 June, was co-ordinated in the UK by the National Crime Agency (NCA)...
Posted On 12 Aug 2019
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£35 million funding for Violence Reduction Units announced by Government

No less than 18 Police and Crime Commissioners have been awarded £35 million by the Government to set up specialist teams designed to tackle violent crime in their area. The Violence Reduction Units will bring together different organisations – including the police, local...
Posted On 12 Aug 2019
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FIA set to assess current fire industry market conditions in latest annual survey

The Fire Industry Association (FIA) – Europe’s largest trade association for the fire safety sector – is now preparing to carry out a large-scale survey to assess the current market conditions within the UK fire market. The survey, which is conducted every year, asks businesses...
Posted On 12 Aug 2019