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Loss of life at Grenfell Tower caused by “deep-seated culture of complacency”

A pamphlet issued by the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) and launched at the Labour Party’s Annual Conference claims that Government bears ultimate responsibility for the Grenfell Tower fire and that deregulation by consecutive administrations led to the tragedy. ‘The...
Posted On 26 Sep 2019
Derek Maltby
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CCTV in Austerity: What Price Public Space Surveillance?

Law enforcement regimes across the UK typically involve a mixture of the human presence meshed with the use of technology. This is certainly true at the local authority level, where policing and CCTV have operated in tandem for many years. However, as Derek Maltby suggests, it...
Posted On 28 Feb 2019
ACC Liverpool: the venue for this year's Labour Party Conference
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Security contract for Labour Party Conference finalised as OCS Group takes reins from G4S

The Labour Party’s Annual Conference, scheduled to take place in Liverpool from Sunday 25 September through until Wednesday 28 September, has now received the go ahead after being placed in jeopardy following high profile disagreements over the security contract for the...
Posted On 30 Aug 2016
Peter Webster
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The Rise of the SNP: The Thin End of The Wedge?

As far as General Elections go, that which played out across the UK in May had more than its fair share of drama. Fast forward a couple of months and, with the Queen’s Speech now delivered to Parliament, Peter Webster reviews the likely future direction for UK plc’s political...
Posted On 14 Jul 2015
The Queen's Speech formed part of the State Opening of Parliament
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Queen’s Speech 2015: Plans for repeal of Human Rights Act “on hold”

The new Conservative Government has seemingly delayed its proposed plans to replace the Human Rights Act with a British Bill of Rights and Responsibilities. While many of the Conservative’s General Election Manifesto commitments appeared in the legislative agenda, t...
Posted On 27 May 2015
The BSIA has launched a procurement survey to ascertain buying habits and patterns among security end users
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End user security procurement survey devised and launched by BSIA

The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) is seeking to understand the factors which presently influence security procurement and investment by way of an online survey. The survey – which is open to all individuals involved in the procurement and management of security...
Posted On 11 May 2015
The BSIA has produced a Manifesto for the new UK Government prior to the 2015 General Election
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BSIA introduces detailed Government Manifesto ahead of 2015 General Election

With the 2015 General Election taking place on Thursday 7 May, the British Security Industry Association (BSIA) has launched its Manifesto setting out the Association’s key ‘asks’ of the next Government and how the BSIA will build upon its existing influence to achieve these...
Posted On 05 May 2015
The Access and Asset Protection Section and the Vacant Property Protection Section have been created by the BSIA
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Two new Sections of membership launched by British Security Industry Association

The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) has announced the creation of two new membership Sections which aim to better align BSIA activity with recent developments across the wider security marketplace. Resulting from the merger of the Access Control and Property and...
Posted On 27 Apr 2015
Ed Miliband: Leader of the Opposition
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Labour Party vows to create safer communities if General Election vote is won

Plans for policing, justice reform, tackling the extremist threat, national defence and security, the Armed Forces and cyber security are all covered in some detail within the Labour Party’s 84-page 2015 General Election Manifesto. Brian Sims reviews the main points to note...
Posted On 17 Apr 2015