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Skills for Security and WorldSkills UK join forces to raise awareness of apprenticeship opportunities

Skills for Security and WorldSkills UK are launching a new Electronic Security Systems Competition at this year’s WorldSkills UK LIVE to raise awareness of apprenticeship and career opportunities in the security and surveillance industry. Attracting over 70,000 visitors,...
Posted On 17 Oct 2019
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Hidden Figures: Is Critical Alarm Management Fuelling a Productivity Gap in UK Manufacturing?

‘Industry 4.0’ – characterised by new technologies that enable automation, data exchange and machine-to-machine communication – is billed as being the answer to manufacturing’s productivity challenge. The potential opportunities are great, but as industry moguls ponder headline...
Posted On 08 May 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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Government unveils new powers designed to disqualify “reckless” company directors

Directors who dissolve companies in order to avoid paying workers or pensions could now face hefty fines or be disqualified from running a business for the first time. The Government is to press ahead with new plans to safeguard workers, pensions and small suppliers when a...
Posted On 27 Aug 2018
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Updated company merger and takeover rules enforced by Department for Business

Updated rules put in place to strengthen the Government’s powers to scrutinise mergers and takeovers that may raise national security concerns have come into force. The move recognises the growing importance of British businesses in developing cutting-edge technology products...
Posted On 11 Jun 2018
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New drone laws issued by Department for Transport set to boost airport safety

New laws being introduced by the Department for Transport in tandem with the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) will restrict all drones from flying above 400 feet and within one kilometre of airport boundaries. Following a year-on-year increase in the reporting of drone incidents...
Posted On 30 May 2018
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Government determined to prevent abuse of UK businesses for foreign money laundering

Measures designed to prevent the abuse of a specialised financial arrangement in order to launder dirty foreign money through the UK have been unveiled as part of a package of Government reforms. Scottish Limited Partnerships (SLPs) and Limited Partnerships (LPs) are used by...
Posted On 02 May 2018
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Government joins forces with BSI to develop Code of Practice for product safety recalls

The Government’s new Office for Product Safety and Standards has teamed up with BSI, the UK’s national standards body, to launch the first Government-backed Code of Practice – designated PAS 7100 – for product safety recalls in the UK. The Code of Practice includes...
Posted On 12 Mar 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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“UK must not risk sacrificing security on altar of innovation” warns (ISC)² EMEA md Adrian Davis

Business Secretary Greg Clark has launched the Government’s ambitious Industrial Strategy, setting out a long-term vision for how Britain can build on its economic strengths, address productivity performance, embrace technological change and boost the earning power of people...
Posted On 28 Nov 2017