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Local Authorities, Commercialisation and the New Regulatory Risk

On 4 September, Chancellor Sajid Javid grandly declared the end of austerity as he announced the biggest increase in spending on public services for 15 years. While austerity may well be over, the commercialisation of local authorities as a process is undoubtedly here to stay. As...
Posted On 12 Sep 2019
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Business Continuity: What The Office Really Means to Today’s Organisations

In spite of best intentions, protective measures, vigilance and forward planning, organisations will always be at risk of losing their workplace due to reasons such as fire, flooding/extreme weather conditions or structural collapse. Likewise, even if the fabric of the buildings...
Posted On 19 Aug 2019
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“Officers must be at heart of any policing reforms” urges Police Federation

The views of operational police officers must be at the heart of any policing reform if it’s to really make a difference. That’s the view of the national vice-chair of the Police Federation of England and Wales as a new report suggests a series of recommendations the...
Posted On 14 Aug 2019
Jamie Wilson
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Policing, Politics… and a Point to Prove

The introduction of new technology is accepted by all parties involved as being wholly beneficial for UK policing. Indeed, the consequences of ignoring systems development are demonstrably myriad for law enforcement, but there’s still the fundamental challenge of...
Posted On 03 Feb 2016
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Forecasts for construction, education and healthcare sectors issued by ASSA ABLOY UK Specification

ASSA ABLOY UK Specification is now looking ahead to 2016 and how it believes the construction industry will respond following a year of mixed fortunes. Despite the dip experienced in the latter part of 2015, the latest forecasts from the Construction Products Association (CPA)...
Posted On 19 Jan 2016
Jamie Wilson
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Investigating crimes committed during the Million Mask March

Reading news stories and watching footage from the Million Mask March against the Government’s austerity measures, which took place in London on Thursday 5 November, reminded me of the terrible riot scenes in the capital back in 2011 when another peaceful protest descended...
Posted On 09 Nov 2015
David Ward: Managing Director of Ward Security
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The Increasing Importance of Collaborative Working

As the UK faces ongoing cuts to policing and public services, the challenge for the security industry is to show leadership in how it can help cover the shortfall in police effectiveness, particularly at a deterrent level, as well as assist local authorities in deriving the best...
Posted On 06 May 2015
Wave 4 of the FIA’s must-read Market Conditions Review is now available
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“Orders on the up but margins squeezed”: FIA publishes Market Conditions Review

Wave 4 of the Fire Industry Association’s (FIA) must-read Market Conditions Review is now available. The main news is that orders are up although margins are squeezed, and that healthy growth in the sector means there’s now an increased need for more skilled labour...
Posted On 28 Apr 2015