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Raising Standards: Maintaining Supply Chain Integrity in Guarding Services

The procurement of additional labour to support service delivery in the security guarding and event management sectors is common practice and gives companies the flexibility to scale operations effectively. When professionally managed, this extension of the labour force ensures...
Posted On 06 Jan 2020
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Major criminal threats to retailers at Christmas identified by LodgIC Intelligence Centre

This Christmas, the risk posed to retailers’ margins from theft is greater than ever before. According to the LodgIC Intelligence Centre, the escalated threat results from three factors: increased activity by organised criminal gangs, reduced security staffing resulting from the...
Posted On 11 Dec 2018
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Securitas UK introduces higher Minimum Wage of £8.03 for security officers

Working in partnership with the GMB Trade Union, Securitas UK has introduced a Minimum Wage of £8.03 for security officers. This rate of pay is 20 pence higher than the National Minimum Wage (which currently stands at £7.83). The new rate of remuneration came into effect on 1...
Posted On 31 May 2018
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Small Business Network celebrates 10th Anniversary with campaign to enhance standards in security sector

The Small Business Network (SBN) is celebrating its 10th Anniversary with the launch of a campaign designed to stamp out poor business practice and enhance professionalism across the security business sector. The organisation, which exists to lobby its own members as well as...
Posted On 16 Jan 2018
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CIPS Survey: “UK SMEs overwhelmingly unaware of Modern Slavery Act’s impact on businesses”

The positive cascading effects on SMEs’ supply chain management as a result of the Modern Slavery Act are already being called into question as a direct result of new research* compiled by the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS). From 1 April this year, under...
Posted On 29 Mar 2016
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Mitie Group plc issues trading update prior to entering close period on 1 April 2016

Mitie Group plc, the strategic outsourcing company, has announced a trading update before entering a close period on 1 April 2016. Preliminary results for the financial year ending 31 March 2016 will be announced on 23 May 2016. The business expects that full year profits will be...
Posted On 29 Mar 2016
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CIPS Survey: UK businesses “woefully unprepared” for Modern Slavery Act’s reporting requirements

UK businesses are “woefully unprepared” for the Modern Slavery Act’s reporting requirement ahead of the key date of Friday 1 April. One-in-five UK supply chain managers are unaware of the new rules. 27% don’t fully understand what their business is required to...
Posted On 03 Feb 2016