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Safety First

BAFE has welcomed the publication of ‘Raising The Bar’, the interim report issued by the Working Groups established after the Hackitt Review following the Grenfell Tower fire. BAFE has contributed significantly to a number of the Working Groups and also supported the Fire Sector...
Posted On 14 Sep 2019
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House in Order

Businesses will be better protected from fraud under new Companies House reforms initiated by the Government that will “do more” to safeguard the personal data of owners and ensure the ongoing accuracy of the register itself. Business Minister Kelly Tolhurst has unveiled a...
Posted On 17 Jun 2019
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The Sharp Edge

Home Secretary Sajid Javid recently chaired a meeting with police leaders from across the country to discuss what more can be done to tackle the scourge of serious violence. Chief constables from the seven forces which have witnessed the highest levels of serious violence...
Posted On 15 Mar 2019
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Victim Support

New analysis by Perpetuity Research and The Police Foundation has found that the police response to victims of fraud is “inadequate”. Despite fraud comprising up to 31% of all crime, seemingly it isn’t effectively prioritised by the police. Perpetuity Research and The Police...
Posted On 10 Dec 2018
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Good for Business

For the first time, directors who dissolve companies in order to avoid paying workers or pensions could now face hefty fines or be disqualified from running a business. In a bold and necessary move, the Government is to press ahead with new plans to safeguard workers, pensions...
Posted On 26 Sep 2018
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War on Terror

Reducing the risk posed to the public and preventing the development of safe spaces in which terrorists might operate are at the very heart of an updated Counter-Terrorism Strategy launched by newly-installed Home Secretary Sajid Javid during a speech delivered in central London....
Posted On 20 Jun 2018
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Violent Times

The British Retail Consortium’s (BRC) detailed annual Retail Crime Survey for 2017 reveals a concerning spike in violence against shop staff causing injury, with the number of incidents occurring at twice the rate of the prior survey (which, in point of fact, held the previous...
Posted On 20 Apr 2018
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All Eyes on Cyber

The large-scale cyber attacks that occurred last year have served to reaffirm the need for fashioning cyber-resilient organisations. That’s according to the Business Continuity Institute’s (BCI) Horizon Scan 2018, released in association with the BSI. For the second year in...
Posted On 20 Mar 2018
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Substance Abuse

Worryingly, the UK now has one of the highest rates of acid attacks in the world. Upwards of 400 attacks were recorded in the four months to April last year alone. That’s an average of two episodes per day being recorded by police forces around the country. Worse still, senior...
Posted On 20 Feb 2018
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Living in Fear

The BRE’s National Security Survey has revealed that personal security is becoming an increasing worry across the UK, with two out of every three respondents questioned now more concerned about crime today than they were five years ago. The Top Three issues raised as causing the...
Posted On 21 Jan 2018