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Endurance Test

The latest global study conducted by The Economist Intelligence Unit for the British Standards Institution (BSI) finds that 88% of CEOs are now prioritising investment in resilience to ensure their business’ long-term survival. The report identifies a worrying gap in the...
Posted On 15 Jan 2016
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On Solid Ground

Regional Organised Crime Units (ROCUs) are undoubtedly a force for good in tackling some of the UK’s most serious and organised criminals, but a detailed report just issued by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) finds that there’s “further work to be done” in order...
Posted On 09 Dec 2015
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Joining Forces

The Conservative Party has unveiled bold plans to invest a substantial £5 million in building a national network of grassroots organisations that will challenge all forms of extremist ideology. In fact, the announcement was made immediately prior to publication of t...
Posted On 13 Nov 2015
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Missing Links

The Royal United Services Institute’s (RUSI) latest Briefing Paper warns of the risks engendered by any steep spending cuts across those UK departments and agencies directly responsible for tackling organised crime, managing migration flows and supporting diplomacy. Were the 25%...
Posted On 13 Oct 2015
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The Trailblazers

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has just approved the Trailblazer Apprenticeship Standard for the security and fire business sectors as well as the Emergency Systems world. This major development arises alongside the Government’s own announcements regarding...
Posted On 22 Sep 2015
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In Total Control?

Robust financial benchmarks play a significant role in the global economy and impact a multitude of monetary instruments and contracts used by companies, Governments and consumers. It’s somewhat worrying, then, that the Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) thematic review of...
Posted On 17 Aug 2015
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The EU Question

KPMG has conducted an extremely interesting economic assessment. Carried out on behalf of leading trade body ADS Group, the analysis – underpinned by in-depth interviews with industry leaders – aimed to decipher whether or not the UK’s membership of the European Union (EU)...
Posted On 14 Jul 2015
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Trust in Ethics

The UK is making steady progress when it comes to tackling fraud and corruption but, in relation to ethical behaviours, the myriad enforcement agencies, regulators and Boards of Directors are still struggling to translate policies into improvements. That’s one of the key findings...
Posted On 23 Jun 2015
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Focusing on R&D

Pre-dating a Strategic Defence and Security Review scheduled to take place later on this year, the Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies (RUSI) report entitled ‘The Future of Research and Development in the UK’s Security and Intelligence Sector’...
Posted On 21 May 2015
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The Cyber Risk

Last year, over 80% of large-scale UK businesses suffered a cyber security breach. On the back of that rather alarming statistic, a detailed report just published by the Government and Marsh – the insurance broker and risk advisor – outlines new joint initiatives devised between...
Posted On 15 Apr 2015