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Fifth AML Directive means firms must review anti-money laundering processes

The fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directive comes into force today, which means that law firms have to make changes to the way in which they work to help keep the proceeds of crime out of legal services. Around 7,000 firms regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) are...
Posted On 10 Jan 2020
Ciaran Martin
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Founding head of NCSC appointed CB and confirms plans to step down

Ciaran Martin, CEO of the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), has been appointed Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB) in Her Majesty The Queen’s 2020 New Year’s Honours List and also affirmed long-standing plans to leave his post in the summer. Martin’s...
Posted On 06 Jan 2020
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Terms of reference for independent review of Prevent issued by Home Office

The Government has published the terms of reference for the independent review of the Prevent programme. This follows the appointment of Lord Carlile to lead the review as reported by Risk Xtra. The review will focus on the current delivery of Prevent and make recommendations for...
Posted On 23 Sep 2019
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Government provides additional £100 million funding for police to tackle violent crime

A further £100 million funding will be made available by central Government to police forces in the worst affected areas in England and Wales for tackling violent criminality (including knife crime). Chancellor Philip Hammond announced in the Spring Statement that this funding...
Posted On 13 Mar 2019
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Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee issues final report on disinformation and ‘fake news’

The Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee of Parliament has published its final 111-page report on disinformation and ‘fake news’. The Committee is calling for a compulsory Code of Ethics for tech companies overseen by an independent regulator and wants to see that...
Posted On 18 Feb 2019
Evan Wright
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Unexplained Wealth Orders: The Route Towards Greater Impact

Thursday 31 January witnessed the one-year anniversary of Unexplained Wealth Orders (UWOs), which were introduced to help authorities identify and seize property suspected to have been bought by laundered criminal funds. They hit the headlines last year following the arrest of...
Posted On 04 Feb 2019
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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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