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“Brexit fears crystallise as economic gloom takes hold of UK plc” finds ICSA survey

A survey of FTSE 350 companies finds just 2% of respondents predicting an improvement in UK economic conditions as concerns about the impact of Brexit start to hit home, with 73% predicting damage to their company as a result of Brexit. The latest Boardroom Bellwether Survey...
Posted On 21 Jan 2019
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Cyber security seen as biggest threat to business in Sword GRC’s Annual Survey of Risk Managers

Sword GRC, the supplier of specialist risk management software and services, has published the latest findings from its Annual Survey of Global Risk Managers. Almost 150 risk managers from highly risk-aware organisations worldwide were canvassed for their opinions. Overall, cyber...
Posted On 18 Jan 2019
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Insurance scammers and rogue tradesmen underpin £1.2 billion UK fraud volume

The number of fraud cases reaching courts in the UK rose by 78% in 2018 according to research conducted by KPMG Forensic. KPMG’s Fraud Barometer, which records cases of alleged fraud with a value of more than £100,000, found that 453 cases with a total value of £1.2 billion went...
Posted On 16 Jan 2019
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Institute of Risk Management professionals identify key risks on horizon for 2019

Cyber security, Brexit, geopolitics and financial market fluctuations are among the chief concerns for businesses voiced by some of the UK’s leading risk experts as they look ahead to 2019. Senior members of the Institute of Risk Management (IRM) have identified key risk areas...
Posted On 15 Jan 2019
Abbey Petkar
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Brexit: Why is it ‘All Quiet’ on the Private Security Industry Front?

Abbey Petkar finds it strange just how quiet the security industry is on the subject of Brexit. Whether you voted to leave or remain, whether you believe in Theresa May’s exit strategy or feel that the Prime Minister is wasting valuable time, Brexit is undoubtedly the topic of...
Posted On 10 Jan 2019
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Home Affairs Committee points to “serious risk of security downgrade” if Prime Minister’s Brexit deal wins Parliamentary vote

In its detailed report on Home Office preparations for Brexit, the Home Affairs Select Committee has warned that the political declaration agreed by the UK and the EU is seriously lacking in detail on security, customs and border arrangements and that there’s a real danger...
Posted On 10 Dec 2018
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Travel Risk Management: The Need for Duty of Care

Under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, all organisations have a legal obligation to adequately protect their members of staff when they’re travelling for business purposes. Any failure to do this is legally recognised as negligence, writes Leo Kelly, which the Legal...
Posted On 04 Dec 2018
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Joint UK-France Co-ordination and Information Centre opens in Calais to tackle criminality at border

Home Secretary Sajid Javid has confirmed that a new UK-France Co-ordination and Information Centre has opened in Calais as part of the ongoing co-operation between the UK and France to tackle criminality at the border.  The Information Centre will see the UK’s Border Force...
Posted On 28 Nov 2018
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British Standards Institution secures full membership of CEN and CENELEC post-Brexit

On Friday 23 November, the General Assemblies of the European standards organisations CEN and CENELEC approved a plan that secures BSI’s full membership post-Brexit. BSI welcomes the outcome as a “pragmatic solution” that provides stability for the European standards...
Posted On 27 Nov 2018
Simon Kempton
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Government disarray over Brexit deal with EU unhelpful for policing

As the great Brexit behemoth rumbles on, I wish I had more to report on what it means for policing, writes Simon Kempton. We keep being told that we’re inching closer and closer to the finish line, but we’re still waiting for clarity over the Government’s draft exit...
Posted On 21 Nov 2018