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Home Office seeks law change to give police more confidence in pursuing suspects

The Home Office is seeking to change the law to ensure that highly trained police drivers involved in chasing suspected criminals on the roads, and driving to the very high standard required by their training, are better protected from the risk of lengthy investigation and...
Posted On 07 May 2019
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Companies House reforms “will do more” to safeguard personal data and combat fraud

Companies will be better protected from fraud under new Companies House reforms that “will do more” to safeguard the personal data of business owners and ensure the accuracy of the register. Business Minister Kelly Tolhurst has unveiled a substantial package of...
Posted On 07 May 2019
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Government publishes 13-point Action Plan designed to improve police forensics

The Home Office has published a detailed 13-point Action Plan with a view towards improving police forensics. These commitments are designed to enhance public confidence, support the criminal justice system and ensure the quality and stability of forensics provision going...
Posted On 23 Apr 2019
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BSIA Briefing

Recently, a story appeared in the national media about how a robbery was thwarted due to the in situ security measures which scared the criminals away. Situations like this make us reflect on the fundamental roots of security and the reasons why it exists in the first place. With...
Posted On 23 Apr 2019
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BDO FraudTrack Report: “Value of fraud more than halves in 2018 from record 15-year high”

In-depth research conducted as part of BDO LLP’s annual FraudTrack Report has found that the total value of fraud in the UK more than halved in 2018 following a record 15-year high in 2017. That value has decreased from £2.1 billion to £746.3 million. The specialist business...
Posted On 28 Feb 2019
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Perpetuity Research undertakes survey on use of advanced technology in physical security measures

Advances in technology and the Internet of Things have changed the way in which we all live and work. They’re also altering the manner in which security operates. ‘Traditional’ security measures are evolving and becoming more advanced and, in some cases, interconnected, but...
Posted On 25 Feb 2019
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New unit “ready to help UK police co-operate with EU” in event of no-deal Brexit

The International Crime Co-ordination Centre (ICCC) will assist UK police officers to use alternative mechanisms to share and access information about criminals and co-operate on operations if current EU law enforcement tools are lost due to a no-deal Brexit. The ICCC is now...
Posted On 14 Feb 2019
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Home Secretary announces new police powers designed to combat knife crime

Home Secretary Sajid Javid is radically stepping up the Government’s response to knife crime and will be introducing new orders to prevent criminals carrying blades. As part of decisive action to enhance police powers, the Government will seek to amend the Offensive Weapons Bill...
Posted On 01 Feb 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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Top Ten prosecutions of 2018 outlined by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs

Smugglers, potential arms dealers and globe-trotting tax fugitives all feature in Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs’ (HMRC) Top Ten criminal cases of 2018. The list once again demonstrates HMRC’s relentless pursuit of tax criminals and shows the lengths some...
Posted On 02 Jan 2019