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
The Government's Draft Bill
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Home Secretary introduces “landmark” draft Investigatory Powers Bill to Parliament

Today, the Conservative Government has introduced “landmark legislation” designed to provide law enforcement bodies and the security and intelligence agencies with the investigatory powers they need to keep us all safe and fight crime in the digital age. The draft...
Posted On 04 Nov 2015
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Threat from terrorism “most serious facing Britain in security terms” urges MI5 director general

Earlier today, MI5 director general Andrew Parker gave the first live interview by a serving head of the Security Service in the organisation’s 106-year history. Parker was interviewed at length on BBC Radio 4 and talked about the work of MI5 in keeping the nation safe,...
Posted On 17 Sep 2015
Peter Webster
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The Rise of the SNP: The Thin End of The Wedge?

As far as General Elections go, that which played out across the UK in May had more than its fair share of drama. Fast forward a couple of months and, with the Queen’s Speech now delivered to Parliament, Peter Webster reviews the likely future direction for UK plc’s political...
Posted On 14 Jul 2015
The BSIA has produced a Manifesto for the new UK Government prior to the 2015 General Election
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BSIA introduces detailed Government Manifesto ahead of 2015 General Election

With the 2015 General Election taking place on Thursday 7 May, the British Security Industry Association (BSIA) has launched its Manifesto setting out the Association’s key ‘asks’ of the next Government and how the BSIA will build upon its existing influence to achieve these...
Posted On 05 May 2015