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G7 Summit 2019: Home Secretary calls for co-ordination to tackle security threats

Home Secretary Sajid Javid joined his counterparts from the US, Canada, Japan, Germany, France and Italy this week as interior ministers met at the G7 Summit in Paris to discuss global security issues. Javid called for a more co-ordinated approach to combat shared threats,...
Posted On 05 Apr 2019
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UK cyber security leaders move to state perceived Huawei 5G risks “can be managed”

UK cyber security chiefs at the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) have apparently stated that any potential risk posed by involving technology concern Huawei Technologies Co Ltd’s solutions in forthcoming UK telecoms projects “can be managed”. The...
Posted On 18 Feb 2019
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Government outlines plans to upgrade national security investment powers for UK

Business Secretary Greg Clark has set out the detail of new powers designed to upgrade UK national security rules. Strengthened powers will bolster national security merger rules while maintaining openness to international investment. The proposals build on the UK’s robust...
Posted On 26 Jul 2018
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Outstanding Security Performance Awards set for inaugural UK ceremony in March 2017

The UK edition of the Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs) has been launched at an event in central London which was attended by leading security professionals from both the UK and around the world. Held at The Savoy Hotel on Thursday 9 June, the event also serve...
Posted On 15 Jun 2016
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Interim Report covering January–March 2016 shows “strong organic sales growth” at Securitas

Securitas’ latest Interim Report covers the period from January through to March this year, and shows total sales of MSEK 20 614 (19 486), organic sales growth of 8% (5), operating income before amortisation standing at MSEK 996 (909) and an operating margin of 4.8% (4.7)....
Posted On 04 May 2016
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Specialist policing teams actively support Europe’s biggest-ever disaster training exercise

Specialist police teams from across the UK are taking part in Europe’s biggest-ever disaster training exercise, which begins on Monday 29 February. Exercise Unified Response – which is part-funded by the European Commission and co-ordinated by the London Fire Brigade on...
Posted On 29 Feb 2016
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European Commission study confirms “promising era of growth” for UK’s security business sector

A study* wholly focused around the development of statistical data on the European security technological and industrial base has shown that the UK’s security sector finds itself in “a promising era of growth”. The study, which was commissioned by the European...
Posted On 19 Jan 2016
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“More than one-in-four British businesses suffer from security breaches” finds Vanderbilt research

A comprehensive study conducted across four European countries by YouGov on behalf of Vanderbilt reveals that more than one in four (28%) of British SMEs have suffered loss, disruption or inconvenience as a direct result of physical or cyber security breaches. While cyber...
Posted On 16 Jun 2015
Standards are making a huge contribution towards the UK's GDP growth
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CEBR report shows business standards contributed towards £8.2 billion* of GDP growth in UK plc

BSI, the business standards company, has published independent research from the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR) demonstrating the economic benefits of standards to both the UK and individual UK businesses. The research – which is an update to a Department...
Posted On 11 Jun 2015
Thanks to support from Europol and Eurojust, a criminal gang responsible for defrauding EU Member States of around EUR 150 million has been dismantled in a joint action targeting VAT fraud
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Major Europe-wide VAT fraud network dismantled with support from Europol and Eurojust

On Tuesday 3 March in a joint action targeting VAT fraud, law enforcement and prosecution authorities from Germany and the Netherlands – supported by Europol and Eurojust – dismantled a criminal gang responsible for defrauding EU Member States of around EUR 150...
Posted On 06 Mar 2015