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“Fines for UK data privacy issues increased by nearly £1 million in 2017” reports PwC

Of the 91 enforcement actions for breaches of current data protection laws taken by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) last year, 54 monetary penalties were issued to UK organisations totalling £4,207,500. That’s an increase of nearly one million pounds over...
Posted On 24 May 2018
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Outsourcing projects “six times more likely to succeed” with excellence in change management

Research findings published by facilities management specialist ISS finds that those projects with ‘excellent’ change management in place are six times more likely to meet objectives than those with ‘poor’ change management – and even those using ‘good’ change management are five...
Posted On 11 May 2018
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New international standard for occupational Health and Safety management launched by BSI

BSI, the business standards company, has published the first global standard for occupational Health and Safety management: ISO 45001 Occupational Health and Safety Management – Requirements with Guidance for Use. ISO 45001 was created to address the global need to improve the...
Posted On 13 Mar 2018
The team from Land Securities with (far right) presenter Dominic Holland
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ICSA: The Governance Institute celebrates rise of governance at 2017 awards ceremony

ICSA: The Governance Institute has recognised companies, individuals and teams that are leading the way in corporate reporting, investor engagement and good governance at the organisation’s 2017 awards ceremony. The premier event in the governance calendar was hosted by...
Posted On 11 Dec 2017
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BSI launches Code of Practice to protect vulnerable customers from fraud and financial abuse

Business standards company the British Standards Institution (BSI) has launched a new Code of Practice that gives recommendations to organisations for protecting vulnerable customers from financial harm that might occur as a result of fraud or financial abuse. Sponsored by...
Posted On 20 Nov 2017
Michael Lockwood
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Director general appointed to lead all-new Independent Office for Police Conduct

Harrow Council’s CEO Michael Lockwood has been confirmed as the first director general of the new Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC). Major reforms to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) – including its renaming as the IOPC – were announced by...
Posted On 24 Oct 2017
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Reputation tops list of business priorities in BSI’s Organisational Resilience benchmarking study

Protecting reputation tops business leaders’ list of priorities ahead of financial achievements and business leadership. That’s according to the world’s first benchmarking study of Organisational Resilience published by the British Standards Institution (BSI). The...
Posted On 14 Sep 2017
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BT and KPMG warn businesses against “cyber security traps” in wake of WannaCry

In the wake of the recent high-profile WannaCry and Petya global ransomware attacks, BT and KPMG have published a new cyber security report offering practical advice to businesses of all sizes on how best to manage their security journey and turn it into a business opportunity....
Posted On 10 Jul 2017
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Only 11% of UK firms “prepared to deal with third party failure” during uncertain times

Over the course of the last three years, one-in-three UK companies have experienced either major disruption or complete failure due to the actions of outsourced solution providers. That’s according to the results of an extensive survey* on third party management conducted...
Posted On 06 Apr 2017
Andrew Taylor
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GDPR: ‘Fresh Thinking’ and ‘A New Paradigm’

“The difficulty lies not so much in developing new ideas as in escaping from old ones” – John Maynard Keynes… In recent weeks, I’ve spoken with many executives about the impending arrival of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Frequently, these...
Posted On 15 Feb 2017