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Potential victims of trafficking and modern slavery rise by 80%-plus in two years

The number of potential victims of trafficking and modern slavery reported to the authorities has risen by more than 80% in two years. That’s according to figures released by the National Crime Agency. The National Referral Mechanism end of year summary shows that, in 2018,...
Posted On 20 Mar 2019
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The Law Society appoints Mitie to deliver document management and logistics services

Mitie‘s Document Management business – itself part of Mitie’s security management business, the UK’s intelligence and tech-led security company – has been awarded a five-year document management and logistics services contract with The Law Society following a...
Posted On 20 Mar 2019
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UK’s fragmented anti-money laundering system “needs re-ordering” warns Treasury Committee

The Treasury Committee in Parliament has just published the unanimously-agreed ‘Report on Economic Crime: Anti-Money Laundering Supervision and Sanctions Implementation’ in which the Committee’s constituent members state that a more precise estimate of the sheer...
Posted On 19 Mar 2019
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Places of worship set to receive security funding boost from central Government

Home Secretary Sajid Javid has boosted funding for next year’s places of worship protective security to £1.6 million to reassure communities and safeguard mosques and other places of worship. This is double the amount awarded last year. In addition, a new £5 million fund will be...
Posted On 19 Mar 2019
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Cifas members report 27% rise in false insurance claims across past 12 months

Cifas, the UK’s fraud prevention service, has released new figures showing a marked increase in the number of individuals committing insurance fraud with false claims. Between 2017 and 2018, there has been a nationwide increase of 27% in fraudulent insurance claims. The new...
Posted On 19 Mar 2019
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Product ranges prioritised over vendors’ country of origin in battle for security sales

Despite ongoing concerns about state data sharing, new research has revealed that senior decision-makers prioritise media reputation (71%) and face-to-face relationships (72%) over where a vendor is based (58%) when evaluating a potential security partner. The in-depth research,...
Posted On 19 Mar 2019
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Institute of Strategic Risk Management formed to “understand complex threats of modern world”

The Institute of Strategic Risk Management (ISRM) has been established in order to create a global centre where practitioners, academics and policy-makers can come together to share information, help progress and promote the underlying understanding and capabilities associated...
Posted On 15 Mar 2019
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NSI awarded UKAS accreditation for Kitchen Fire Protection Systems Scheme

The United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) has accredited the National Security Inspectorate’s (NSI) new Kitchen Fire Protection Systems Scheme (incorporating BAFE SP206), effective from 21 February 2019. The NSI is the first certification body in the UK licensed by...
Posted On 15 Mar 2019
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Chester-based security company boss fined for employing unlicensed door supervisor

A Chester security boss has been fined over £2,000 for employing an unlicensed door supervisor. Stephen Young, the director of Loc 19 Chester, was sentenced at Chester Magistrates Court on Thursday 7 March after pleading guilty to supplying Philip Evans to work on the door of a...
Posted On 14 Mar 2019
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Convicted NHS fraudster ordered to hand over all assets in wake of investigation

Convicted NHS dialysis manager Alan Hodge has been told he must pay the NHS £30,720 following his role in a large fraud against Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust or face an extra nine months in jail. Hodge (55) of Aultone Way, Sutton in Surrey was sentenced to...
Posted On 14 Mar 2019