Sue Frith
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Fraud in the NHS: You Need to Find It to Fight It

The hidden nature of fraud means that the first step in tackling it is finding it, as Sue Frith explains in her first article since recently being appointed permanent CEO of the NHS Counter Fraud Authority (NHSCFA). As the CEO of the NHS Counter Fraud Authority, my focus is very...
Posted On 18 Oct 2019
Nicola Sharp
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EU’s Fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directive: What It Means for Businesses

Nicola Sharp outlines the main points of the European Union’s (EU) Fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directive and emphasises how important it is that those organisations operating in the business sector comply with its content. Friday 10 January 2020 is a date that the business...
Posted On 02 Oct 2019
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Home Office launches Safer Streets Fund to combat theft in crime ‘hotspots’

A new £25 million fund set aside to tackle burglary, theft and other offences in crime ‘hotspots’ has been announced by the Home Office. Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) across England and Wales will be able to bid for Safer Streets Fund investment for measures...
Posted On 02 Oct 2019
Neil Williams
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Increased Sentences for Money Laundering: The One Figure That Stands Out

The increasing average length of sentences given to convicted money launderers in the UK over the past decade makes a strong enough story in itself, but looking beyond this may help us learn more about how this increasingly high-profile crime is being tackled by the authorities....
Posted On 23 Sep 2019
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BSIA Briefing

The idea that a vending machine could dispense chocolate bars, but not cash intrigued John Shepherd-Barron. That’s precisely why Shepherd-Barron set out to design and launch the first ATM, which appeared on the streets of London in 1967, writes Sarah Staff. Back then, the...
Posted On 30 Aug 2019
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Department for Transport issues counter-terrorism guidance for goods vehicle operators and drivers

The Department for Transport has just issued brand new guidance specifically designed to prevent terrorists from gaining access to commercial vehicles. In the last five years, changes in attack methodology have placed greater emphasis on simplicity and ease of access, meaning...
Posted On 14 Aug 2019
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£100 million crackdown on criminality in prisons outlined by Ministry of Justice

Prison security will be boosted by a £100 million investment as part of a crackdown on crime behind bars, the Government has announced. The investment will target all types of crime in prison – from drug smugglers fuelling a rise in violence and self-harm through to gang...
Posted On 13 Aug 2019
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NCA reports £40 million heroin seizure in wake of international operation

An international law enforcement investigation has resulted in one of the largest ever seizures of heroin in the UK. National Crime Agency (NCA) intelligence had identified a container vessel suspected of carrying a large drugs shipment en route to Antwerp. The vessel docked in...
Posted On 07 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
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‘Manchester Security – Safe and Secure for Business 2019’ all set for October

The 2019 edition of ‘Manchester Security – Safe and Secure for Business’ is set to run at St Ann’s Church in the city on Tuesday 8 October. This popular event is free to attend and organised by the Manchester City Centre Crime Prevention Panel with the support of...
Posted On 29 Jul 2019