Home Secretary Amber Rudd
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Home Secretary outlines plans for heightened UK security in wake of Nice terror episode

Newly-installed Home Secretary Amber Rudd has given a detailed statement to Parliament following the terrorist attack in Nice that occurred at the Promenade des Anglais on Thursday 14 July. At least 84 people were killed when a heavy goods lorry was deliberately driven into...
Posted On 19 Jul 2016
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Home Secretary Theresa May sets out “radical” Fire and Rescue Service reform programme

Home Secretary Theresa May has unveiled a programme of reform for the Fire and Rescue Services that promises to be as radical and ambitious as that delivered across the policing landscape since 2010. Speaking at an event hosted by Think Tank Reform, the Home Secretary praised the...
Posted On 25 May 2016
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New security-centric Home Office legislation features in Queen’s Speech to Parliament

Security-focused legislation drafted to provide stronger powers to disrupt extremists and tackle corruption, money laundering and tax evasion was announced today in the Queen’s Speech to Parliament. The Counter-Extremism and Safeguarding Bill will be introduced to ‘prevent...
Posted On 18 May 2016
Martha Spurrier: the new director of Liberty
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Martha Spurrier to succeed Shami Chakrabarti as director of Human Rights champion Liberty

Liberty has announced the appointment of its new director, namely campaigner and barrister Martha Spurrier, who succeeds Shami Chakrabarti in the role. Spurrier joins Liberty with an exceptional track record in defending people’s rights, raising awareness of threats to...
Posted On 13 Apr 2016
The devastating aftermath at Zaventem International Airport following the terrorist attack
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Policing and security presence at major UK locations beefed up in wake of Brussels terror attacks

In the wake of yesterday’s terrorist atrocities in Belgium, Mark Rowley (the National Police Chiefs’ Council’s lead on counter-terrorism) has put forward salient security advice for members of the public while at the same time outlining what’s being done...
Posted On 23 Mar 2016
Defence Secretary Philip Hammond
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Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond welcomes Investigatory Powers Tribunal ruling

The Investigatory Powers Tribunal (IPT) has found in favour of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and GCHQ on all points of law in a case brought by Privacy International and a group of seven Internet Service Providers. The IPT’s ruling made clear that the legal regime...
Posted On 16 Feb 2016
Christopher Graham: the UK's Information Commissioner
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Information Commissioner repeats call for imposition of stronger sentences on data thieves

Information Commissioner Christopher Graham has reiterated his call for stronger sentencing powers to be imposed on those people convicted of stealing personal data. The comments come as an employee of a car rental company was sentenced for stealing customer information that...
Posted On 19 Jan 2016
Professor Malcolm Chalmers
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Royal United Services Institute appoints new Deputy Director General and Senior Associate Fellow

The Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) – the independent Think Tank engaged in cutting-edge defence and security research – is pleased to announce two senior appointments to its staff and distinguished network of Associate Fellows. Professor Malcolm Chalmers is...
Posted On 03 Jan 2016
Michael Fallon: Secretary of State for Defence
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Strategic Defence and Security Review: £178 billion of equipment spending promised by Conservatives

The Government has published the Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR), outlining its five-year plan for investment in the Royal Air Force, the Royal Navy and the Army to deter threats, protect the UK and its allies and improve on our national ability to respond to crises....
Posted On 23 Nov 2015
Funding for fire and rescue authorities has fallen significantly between 2010-2011 and 2015-2016
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National Audit Office report finds fire authorities “under pressure” in wake of further budget cuts

A new report published by the National Audit Office (NAO) entitled ‘Financial Sustainability of Fire and Rescue Services’ has found that such organisations’ abilities to respond to major incidents may well be constrained by any further budget cuts instigated by the...
Posted On 09 Nov 2015