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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills launches detailed review to improve university research funding in UK

Universities and Science Minister Jo Johnson has brought into sharp focus a UK-wide review of university research funding designed to cut red tape such that academic institutions can focus more on delivering the world-leading knowledge gathering for which the UK is rightly...
Posted On 03 Jan 2016
The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills is consulting on new measures designed to protect UK workers
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Government consults on new measures to increase safeguards for UK workers

Two consultations have been published by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills focused squarely on reforming recruitment sector legislation and tackling exploitation in the UK labour market. Recruitment companies who recruit solely from overseas without advertising...
Posted On 13 Oct 2015
Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI: Editor of Risk Xtra
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The Trailblazers

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has just approved the Trailblazer Apprenticeship Standard for the security and fire business sectors as well as the Emergency Systems world. This major development arises alongside the Government’s own announcements regarding...
Posted On 22 Sep 2015
The Consumer Rights Act 2015 will be enforced from 1 October
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Businesses urged to review customer contracts ahead of Consumer Rights Act 2015

Law firm Moore Blatch is warning consumer-facing businesses to review their customer sales contracts and check compliance ahead of the Consumer Rights Act, which comes into force on Thursday 1 October 2015 and will give consumers new rights in respect of faulty or not as...
Posted On 14 Sep 2015
Karen Morris-Lanz@ the new HR director at Securitas
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Karen Morris-Lanz appointed Human Resources director at Securitas

Securitas has appointed a new Human Resources (HR) director who will support the UK business in achieving its strategy for growth and commercial success. Karen Morris-Lanz joins the company from Waponi’s HR function and brings with her a wealth of HR consultancy experience...
Posted On 14 Sep 2015
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Government approves Trailblazer Apprenticeship Standard for security and fire business sectors

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) has approved the Trailblazer Apprenticeship Standard for the security and fire business sectors as well as the Emergency Systems world. The news comes at the same time the Government has announced radical changes to boost...
Posted On 24 Aug 2015
Richard Jenkins: CEO at the National Security Inspectorate
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‘Cash for Qualifications’: a drop in the ocean or the tip of an iceberg?

Richard Jenkins responds to the BBC Inside Out programme focusing on alleged malpractice in the security sector in which Keith Vaz (chairman of the Home Affairs Select Committee) suggests that the Home Office needs to act “urgently” on the matter. If they watched the...
Posted On 25 Mar 2015
The '10 Steps To Cyber Security'
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GCHQ relaunches ’10 Steps to Cyber Security’ Guide for end user organisations

In association with the Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI), the Cabinet Office and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), GCHQ has announced the re-issue of the highly successful ’10 Steps to Cyber Security’, offering updated guidance...
Posted On 21 Jan 2015
Prime Minister David Cameron: assisting UK cyber security businesses
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Raft of measures designed to boost UK cyber security companies unveiled by Government

New measures designed to assist businesses in facing ‘the cyber security challenge’ and help our digital space organisations tap into the US market have been announced as Prime Minister David Cameron visits the United States alongside several UK security companies....
Posted On 19 Jan 2015
FTSE 350 boards are growing more confident in their investments to mitigate cyber risks, but they are also aware of the huge scale of the challenges ahead
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FTSE 350 companies feeling “unprepared” to manage cyber risk in an increasingly digital world

According to the results of the FTSE 350 Cyber Governance Health Check, FTSE 350 Boards of Directors are growing more confident in their investments to mitigate cyber risks but they’re also aware of the huge scale of the challenges ahead. Just 1% of those companies surveyed...
Posted On 19 Jan 2015