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CIC announces support for sprinkler installations in buildings above 11 metres

The Construction Industry Council, which is the representative forum for professional bodies, research organisations and specialist business associations in the construction industry, has released a statement referencing the use of sprinklers that will form the basis of its...
Posted On 21 Oct 2019
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“Better co-ordination needed to tackle causes of serious and organised crime”

The Public Accounts Committee of Parliament’s latest report suggests that the Government doesn’t know how successfully it’s addressing serious and organised crime at present. Serious and organised crime is increasing, with at least 4,500 organised criminal...
Posted On 13 Oct 2019
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Terms of reference for independent review of Prevent issued by Home Office

The Government has published the terms of reference for the independent review of the Prevent programme. This follows the appointment of Lord Carlile to lead the review as reported by Risk Xtra. The review will focus on the current delivery of Prevent and make recommendations for...
Posted On 23 Sep 2019
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Cornerstones of UK’s national security “being undermined” warns JCNSS

The cornerstones of the UK’s national security are being undermined as the Government fails to keep pace with challenges to the UK’s position as a global security actor amid fast-changing security threats, warns the Joint Committee on the National Security Strategy (JCNSS). In...
Posted On 03 Sep 2019
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Draft guidance published by Government to underpin Offensive Weapons Act

Draft guidance published by the Government on 15 August sets out how Knife Crime Prevention Orders (KCPOs) will provide an additional tool for police to steer people away from serious violence. The Home Office has also published draft statutory guidance on sections of the...
Posted On 19 Aug 2019
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Department for Transport issues counter-terrorism guidance for goods vehicle operators and drivers

The Department for Transport has just issued brand new guidance specifically designed to prevent terrorists from gaining access to commercial vehicles. In the last five years, changes in attack methodology have placed greater emphasis on simplicity and ease of access, meaning...
Posted On 14 Aug 2019
Lord Alex Carlile of Berriew QC
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Lord Alex Carlile QC to lead on independent review of Prevent programme

The Government has announced that Lord Alex Carlile QC has been appointed as the Independent Reviewer of the Prevent programme which safeguards vulnerable people from being drawn into terrorism. Prevent is one of the four strands of the Government’s CONTEST counter-terrorism...
Posted On 13 Aug 2019
Abbey Petkar
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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
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“Government ‘far too slow’ in Grenfell Tower fire response” states HCLG Committee

In the two years since the Grenfell Tower fire, the Government has been “far too slow” in reforming the building and fire safety regime and is still not doing enough to remove dangerous cladding from existing buildings. That’s the view of the Housing, Communities and Local...
Posted On 24 Jul 2019
Dan Byles
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Dan Byles appointed non-executive chair of BSI’s Standards Policy and Strategy Committee

Dan Byles has been appointed in a non-executive role by the British Standards Institution (BSI) to serve as chairman of the organisation’s Standards Policy and Strategy Committee (SPSC), the most senior of the BSI’s Standards Committees. The main objective of the SPSC...
Posted On 01 Jul 2019