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Fraudsters who stole £800,000-plus sentenced in wake of Action Fraud and Surrey Police investigations

Seven fraudsters have been sentenced in the wake of investigative work undertaken by Action Fraud and Surrey Police. The group, who stole more than £800,000 after targeting elderly and vulnerable people, were given jail terms ranging from 27 months to five years. Victims were...
Posted On 14 Jan 2019
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PKF Littlejohn appoints Robert Brooker as co-head of specialist Forensic and Fraud team

PKF Littlejohn has appointed Robert Brooker as co-head of the company’s Forensic and Fraud team. Brooker joins the firm after over ten years at Transport for London (TfL), where he was head of fraud.  At TfL, Brooker managed a team of investigators, prevention staff and...
Posted On 14 Jan 2019
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Pool Re returns contingency cover against terrorist acts to commercial reinsurance market

As a direct result of sufficient capacity now existing within the commercial insurance and reinsurance markets to cover contingency losses arising from acts of terrorism, Pool Re has announced that it will cease to reinsure members for the contingency cover they provide to their...
Posted On 11 Jan 2019
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Securitas acquires New York-based aviation security company Global Elite Group

Securitas Transport Aviation Services USA has acquired Global Elite Group, a leading security services provider to the aviation industry in the US. The purchase price is approximately US$22 million contingent upon reaching certain targets. Global Elite Group is based in Garden...
Posted On 11 Jan 2019
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HMICFRS publishes detailed report on Public Perceptions of Policing in England and Wales 2018

Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) has published its detailed report entitled Public Perceptions of Policing in England and Wales 2018 in partnership with BMG Research. HMICFRS commissioned BMG Research to undertake a large-scale...
Posted On 11 Jan 2019
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IFED secures 239 years’ jail time for fraudsters as specialist unit turns seven

The City of London Police’s Insurance Fraud Enforcement Department (IFED), which has now secured 239 years in custodial sentences, is celebrating its seven-year anniversary this month. Since its inception back in 2012, the IFED has convicted 433 insurance fraudsters leading to...
Posted On 10 Jan 2019
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Security minister Ben Wallace chairs UK-Japan discussion group on hosting major events

Security Minister Ben Wallace has chaired a UK-Japan discussion group with Prime Minister Theresa May and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to highlight how the UK mitigates the most serious security threats posed to it and also share experiences of the successful hosting of the London...
Posted On 10 Jan 2019
Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham
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SCL Elections prosecuted for failing to comply with ICO enforcement notice

SCL Elections, also known as Cambridge Analytica, has been fined £15,000 for failing to comply with an enforcement notice issued by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). The company appeared at Hendon Magistrates’ Court and pleaded guilty through its...
Posted On 10 Jan 2019
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Assurance Software and ClearView unite to become largest global provider of business continuity solutions

Assurance Software has announced a merger deal with ClearView Continuity in a transaction that expands the company’s business continuity management market leadership position and global reach to over 800 customers, with consulting and support services provided on six continents...
Posted On 10 Jan 2019
Mike Reddington
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Mike Reddington appointed CEO at the British Security Industry Association

The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) has appointed Mike Reddington as its new CEO to replace James Kelly, who stood down from the role at the tail end of 2018. Reddington has worked in the private security industry for over 25 years. He began his career in electronic...
Posted On 10 Jan 2019