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Pool Re returns contingency cover against terrorist acts to commercial reinsurance market

As a direct result of sufficient capacity now existing within the commercial insurance and reinsurance markets to cover contingency losses arising from acts of terrorism, Pool Re has announced that it will cease to reinsure members for the contingency cover they provide to their...
Posted On 11 Jan 2019
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Financial pressures “undermining confidence in the police” states Public Affairs Committee

Funding for police forces is down by nearly a fifth since 2010-2011, while there are nearly a fifth fewer officers and staff currently on the books. Inevitably there are consequences and forces are under increasing strain. Police forces cannot do everything and are prioritising...
Posted On 08 Nov 2018
Greg Clark MP: Keynote speaker at the OSPAs Thought Leadership Summit
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Secretary of State for Business to address delegates at OSPAs Thought Leadership Summit

The Rt Hon Greg Clark MP, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, is set to provide the Keynote speech at the upcoming Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs) Thought Leadership Summit, which takes place on Thursday 1 March at the Royal Lancaster...
Posted On 05 Feb 2018
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Anti-counterfeiting device on new Bank of England £5 note wins Best Applied Security Product Award

An anti-counterfeiting device featured on the new Bank of England £5 polymer banknote won the Best Applied Security Product Award at the recent Holography Awards 2016. The Kinegram Colors foil stripe from Leonhard Kurz Stiftung & Co was praised by the Judges. The new £5 note...
Posted On 08 Dec 2016
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Government and ABI welcome proposed IFT measures designed to tackle insurance fraud

Harriett Baldwin (Economic Secretary to the Treasury) and Minister of State for Justice Lord Faulks have welcomed a series of recommendations by the Insurance Fraud Task Force (IFT) that will assist in tackling insurance fraud, reducing costs and protecting the interests of...
Posted On 25 Jan 2016
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Police Federation calls on Government to increase officers’ pay by 2.8%

In the face of the 1% public sector pay increase limit set by Chancellor George Osborne and Her Majesty’s Treasury, the Police Federation of England and Wales is now asking for a pay rise of 2.8% for all police officers. In its second submission to the Police Remuneration...
Posted On 19 Jan 2016
Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne
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Chancellor George Osborne sets out Government’s vision for protecting Britain against cyber threats

Britain must be prepared for ISIL to develop the capability for cyber warfare. That’s the stark warning issued by Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne this morning in a major speech at GCHQ. In the first address to be given by a Chancellor at the home of British...
Posted On 17 Nov 2015
Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI: Editor of Risk Xtra
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Missing Links

The Royal United Services Institute’s (RUSI) latest Briefing Paper warns of the risks engendered by any steep spending cuts across those UK departments and agencies directly responsible for tackling organised crime, managing migration flows and supporting diplomacy. Were the 25%...
Posted On 13 Oct 2015
Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne
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Chancellor George Osborne’s Summer Budget proves positive for the private security sector

In a hugely beneficial move that’s likely to improve the lives of at least 75% of the 385,000 Security Industry Authority-licensed personnel operating within the regulated private security sector, Chancellor George Osborne is set to introduce the National Living Wage for workers...
Posted On 09 Jul 2015