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SIA and HMRC join forces to crack down on exploitation of security workers

Last week, from 10-12 July, the Security Industry Authority (SIA) and HMRC carried out joint operations in London, Cardiff and Newcastle to identify illegal working practices and tax fraud in the private security industry. Teams attended 65 venues and spoke to over 100 security...
Posted On 17 Jul 2019
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Two-thirds of UK companies admit to never testing physical security measures

Almost two-thirds (63%) of UK companies who took part in a recent survey have admitted to never testing their physical security. That’s according to ‘Setting the Standard for Security’, a report produced by physical security solutions expert Jacksons Fencing....
Posted On 17 Jul 2019
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Three individuals acquitted as Serious Fraud Office confirms DPA with Sarclad Ltd

Michael Sorby, Adrian Leek and David Justice have been acquitted of conspiracy to corrupt and conspiracy to bribe. The presiding Jury found the three men not guilty of conspiring with various agents to agree bribes in relation to 27 separate overseas contracts for their company,...
Posted On 17 Jul 2019
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Prestigious FSA Fire and Security Industry Awards now open for 2019 nominations

The fire, emergency and security systems industry is being urged to nominate outstanding individuals who have changed the sector for the better for this year’s Fire & Security Association (FSA) Awards. The two awards, which are being presented once again at the...
Posted On 15 Jul 2019
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£10 million investment underpins new Modern Slavery Policy and Evidence Centre

Efforts to uncover the true scale of modern slavery, expose more trafficking networks and better inform action aimed at stamping out these crimes have been boosted following news of the Government’s investment of £10 million to create a cutting-edge Policy and Evidence Centre for...
Posted On 15 Jul 2019
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Criminals to face fresh crackdown in Government’s fight against dirty money

The Economic Crime Plan draws together actions designed to overhaul the Government’s approach to tackling economic crime, with greater partnering between itself, the law enforcement community and the private sector. Criminals will have “nowhere left to hide their...
Posted On 15 Jul 2019
Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham
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Information Commissioner points towards “unprecedented year” for ICO in 2018-2019 Annual Report

The public has woken up to the potential of their personal data, the Information Commissioner has said on publication of the Information Commissioner’s Office’s (ICO) Annual Report for 2018-2019. Elizabeth Denham also stated that the document covers an “unprecedented...
Posted On 11 Jul 2019
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Government prioritises well-being and mental health of police officers and staff in new support package

The Government and the police watchdog – namely Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) – will work together to put the well-being and mental health of staff and officers at the heart of policing following a landmark review....
Posted On 11 Jul 2019
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Crowe report highlights staggering £130 billion annual cost of fraud in UK plc

Fraud is costing businesses and individuals in the UK £130 billion each year. The Financial Cost of Fraud Report 2019, developed by national audit, tax, advisory and risk firm Crowe in conjunction with the Centre for Counter Fraud Studies at the University of Portsmouth, also...
Posted On 11 Jul 2019
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Human Rights groups seek to build on historic surveillance judgement in fresh Grand Chamber appeal

Following last year’s victory in which the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) found the UK’s historic surveillance regime was illegal, a coalition of Human Rights groups is now asking the Strasbourg Court’s Grand Chamber to go further in its judgement. Last September, after a...
Posted On 10 Jul 2019