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Protection for Politicians: The Route to Maintaining a True Democracy

According to official figures, 342 crimes towards MPs and their staff were committed in 2018 and, just four months into 2019, that number was already at 152. Here, Abbey Petkar considers the security challenges faced by our political representatives and goes in search of some...
Posted On 07 Aug 2019
NPCC chair Martin Hewitt being interviewed
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“Police well prepared for potential no-deal Brexit” insists National Police Chiefs’ Council

The police service has prepared for a range of scenarios in the event of the UK leaving the European Union without a deal, including planning for potential protest, crime and emergencies. The National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) is leading on police planning at the national...
Posted On 05 Apr 2019
Grenfell Tower as it appears in the Summer of 2018
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Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee MPs call for combustible cladding system ban

Urgent and wide-ranging action to ensure the safety of people living in high-rise buildings needs to be taken by the Government, including extending a proposed ban on combustible cladding and tackling the conflicts of interest that are pervasive throughout the construction...
Posted On 24 Jul 2018
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BIFM sets out strategic priorities for FM sector and Government in wake of General Election

The British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) has moved to set out its strategic priorities for the facilities management (FM) sector following the General Election. Accounting for around 7% of the UK’s GDP, the health of the wider FM industry has a major impact on...
Posted On 19 Jun 2017