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Operational priorities for year ahead set out in National Crime Agency’s Annual Plan 2019-2020

Informed by an enhanced understanding of the evolving threat posed to the UK and its citizens from serious and organised crime, the Annual Plan sets out the National Crime Agency’s (NCA) operational priorities and how it will lead a ‘whole system’ response towards serious and...
Posted On 19 Apr 2019
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Stricter UK laws designed to tackle ongoing terrorist threat come into force

Measures including longer sentences for several terrorism offences and ending automatic early release for convicted terrorists have commenced two months after the Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Act received Royal Assent. The management of convicted terrorist offenders has...
Posted On 12 Apr 2019
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Dedicated Cyber Crime Units earn multi-million pound cash injection from Government

The National Police Chief’s Council’s (NPCC) National Cyber Crime Programme has announced that every police force in England and Wales now has a dedicated Cyber Crime Unit in place thanks to a multi-million pound cash investment courtesy of the Conservative...
Posted On 12 Apr 2019
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Resilient by Design: Building Resilience in the UK’s Telecommunications Sector

Recent, high-profile network outages have shown how the convergence of people, processes and systems, accelerated by the introduction of new technologies, has created the potential for systemic failures to proliferate across the telecommunications ecosystem, impacting multiple...
Posted On 11 Apr 2019
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“Time for police to choose how to tackle fraud” asserts detailed HMICFRS report

Most victims of fraud are not receiving the level of service they deserve, a report by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) has confirmed. Entitled ‘Fraud: Time to Choose’, the document makes clear the choice that needs to be made....
Posted On 10 Apr 2019
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Global revenue at BSI climbs for nineteenth consecutive year to reach £512 million

The British Standards Institution (BSI) has announced its results for the year ended 31 December 2018. Global revenue has climbed for the nineteenth consecutive year to £512 million – representing an increase of 8% on 2017’s £473 million – following a year of significant...
Posted On 10 Apr 2019
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£6.8 billion potential risk to UK economy if Huawei’s use restricted for 5G roll-out

According to an independent report produced by Assembly and commissioned by Mobile UK, a restriction placed on Huawei in the telecoms supply chain could delay a full 5G launch by between 18 and 24 months and cost the UK economy between £4.5 billion and £6.8 billion. The new...
Posted On 09 Apr 2019
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Businesses urged to pay suppliers on time or risk losing out on Government contracts

More than 10,000 businesses have been warned by the Government that they must pay their suppliers on time or face being prevented from winning further Government contracts. Officials from the Cabinet Office have written to the businesses – which include all of the...
Posted On 08 Apr 2019
NPCC chair Martin Hewitt being interviewed
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“Police well prepared for potential no-deal Brexit” insists National Police Chiefs’ Council

The police service has prepared for a range of scenarios in the event of the UK leaving the European Union without a deal, including planning for potential protest, crime and emergencies. The National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) is leading on police planning at the national...
Posted On 05 Apr 2019
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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