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Government proposes new duty to protect public spaces from terrorist attacks

Newly-appointed security minister James Brokenshire has announced Home Office plans to introduce a law which will require owners and operators of public spaces and venues to put in place measures designed to keep the public safe from a terrorist attack. Delivering on the...
Posted On 25 Feb 2020
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Institute of Risk Management: Risk Predictions for 2020 (Part 3)

Global conflict, bush fires, flooding and political unrest. These are just some of the key issues unearthed as a result of the Institute of Risk Management (IRM) asking its senior members what their risk predictions are for 2020. In Part 3 of Risk Xtra’s comprehensive round-up,...
Posted On 24 Feb 2020
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Conservative Government minded to appoint Ofcom as online harms regulator

Digital secretary Nicky Morgan and Home Secretary Priti Patel have announced that the Conservative Government is minded to appoint communications watchdog Ofcom as the regulator to enforce rules designed to make the Internet a safer place. The announcement comes as the Government...
Posted On 18 Feb 2020
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Government seeks to end automatic early release of terrorist offenders

Emergency legislation introduced in Parliament will end the automatic early release of terrorist offenders as the Conservative Government takes decisive action to protect the public and keep our streets safe. The urgent laws, unveiled by Justice Secretary Robert Buckland QC MP,...
Posted On 17 Feb 2020
Yvette Cooper: chair of the Home Affairs Select Committee
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Labour’s Yvette Cooper re-elected as chair of Home Affairs Select Committee

Yvette Cooper has been re-elected chair of the Home Affairs Select Committee in Parliament following an unopposed election for the position. Cooper is the Labour MP for Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford. Commenting on her re-election, Cooper said: “I’m very pleased...
Posted On 05 Feb 2020
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Fire Sector Federation acknowledges promise of step change on building fire safety

The Fire Sector Federation (FSF) has acknowledged and welcomed the announcement made by the Government in advance of a debate in Parliament on the Grenfell Tower fire. The delay in positive action has been a deep cause of concern to Federation members so the outlined steps,...
Posted On 03 Feb 2020
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Fifth AML Directive means firms must review anti-money laundering processes

The fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directive comes into force today, which means that law firms have to make changes to the way in which they work to help keep the proceeds of crime out of legal services. Around 7,000 firms regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) are...
Posted On 10 Jan 2020
Cwmbran Magistrates' Court
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Unlicensed Cwmbran security boss pleads guilty in Magistrates’ Court

On Monday 2 December at Cwmbran Magistrates’ Court, Nicholas Seabrook of Cwmbran pleaded guilty to being an unlicensed security director and failing to provide information to the Security Industry Authority (SIA). Seabrook was bailed pending a financial investigation. Seabrook...
Posted On 16 Dec 2019
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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