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FIA publishes Wave 11 of Market Conditions Survey for fire business sector

The Fire Industry Association (FIA) has released the results of Wave 11 of its regular Market Conditions Survey. This survey is a snapshot of the current trends within the fire industry nationwide. Each Wave is conducted every 12 months. Wave 11 reveals the impact of the Grenfell...
Posted On 08 Oct 2019
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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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Firms must “prepare for all scenarios” to maintain data flows when UK leaves EU

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has urged businesses to “prepare for all scenarios” as it publishes dedicated guidance notes to help organisations prepare for the possibility that the UK leaves the European Union with ‘no deal’. The guidance provides the same...
Posted On 11 Sep 2019
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Cornerstones of UK’s national security “being undermined” warns JCNSS

The cornerstones of the UK’s national security are being undermined as the Government fails to keep pace with challenges to the UK’s position as a global security actor amid fast-changing security threats, warns the Joint Committee on the National Security Strategy (JCNSS). In...
Posted On 03 Sep 2019
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Revenues burgeon by impressive 10.9% at risk advisory business Deloitte

Risk advisory business Deloitte in the UK and Switzerland has increased revenues by an impressive 10.9% in the year ended 31 May 2019 from £3.58 billion in 2018 to £3.97 billion as the firm continues to invest in each of its businesses and in its people.  Richard Houston, UK and...
Posted On 29 Aug 2019
Syedur Rahman
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Free Ports and Brexit: Examining the Money Laundering Risk

New Prime Minister Boris Johnson has talked of the possible value of free ports to a post-Brexit UK, but Syedur Rahman warns that concerns about money laundering and other financial crime must be considered. Boris Johnson’s “do or die’’ approach towards taking Britain out of the...
Posted On 28 Aug 2019
Alistair Enser
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The Final Frontier: Brexit and Solving ‘The Irish Border Conundrum’

The border that currently separates Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland continues to be a fundamental sticking point in the ongoing Brexit negotiations. Could the use of cutting-edge security technology provide a workable solution that avoids a hard border? Alistair...
Posted On 26 Aug 2019
Abbey Petkar
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Protection for Politicians: The Route to Maintaining a True Democracy

According to official figures, 342 crimes towards MPs and their staff were committed in 2018 and, just four months into 2019, that number was already at 152. Here, Abbey Petkar considers the security challenges faced by our political representatives and goes in search of some...
Posted On 07 Aug 2019
Skye McGregor
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‘Tools of the Trade’: Hints and Tips for Working in Risk Management

What’s it really like to work in the field of risk management? In conjunction with the Institute of Risk Management, Risk Xtra continues its new series of articles running under the banner ‘Tools of the Trade’ in which we ask practising professionals to offer their handy hints...
Posted On 19 Jul 2019
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Deloitte CFO Survey: “Political and economic uncertainty compounds Brexit fears”

More than eight-in-ten CFOs (83%) say they expect the long-term business environment to deteriorate as a result of the UK leaving the European Union (EU). That’s according to Deloitte’s latest Q2 CFO Survey and represents the highest reading since the EU Referendum back in...
Posted On 08 Jul 2019