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Minister outlines measures designed to help tackle violent crime against shop workers

The Association of Convenience Stores has welcomed a raft of new commitments on tackling retail crime announced by Home Office minister Victoria Atkins and has urged Government to ensure that tackling shop theft is included in upcoming work scheduled to deal with violent crime....
Posted On 23 Jan 2019
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HMICFRS publishes detailed report on Public Perceptions of Policing in England and Wales 2018

Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) has published its detailed report entitled Public Perceptions of Policing in England and Wales 2018 in partnership with BMG Research. HMICFRS commissioned BMG Research to undertake a large-scale...
Posted On 11 Jan 2019
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Police service set to receive largest funding increase from Government since 2010

The Home Office has announced the largest increase in police funding since 2010. The provisional police funding settlement of up to £14 billion for 2019 to 2020 is up to £970 million more than the previous year. It will enable the police to meet financial pressures and respond...
Posted On 17 Dec 2018
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Popular Thought Leadership Summit returns to UK OSPAs line-up in February 2019

On Thursday 28 February, attending professionals from the UK’s security business sector will once again be given the opportunity to listen to the views aired by a line-up of first class speakers and contribute to matters affecting the industry at the Thought Leadership...
Posted On 11 Dec 2018
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BT and Deloitte create Cyber Security Operations Centre to support policing’s National Enabling Programme

Professional services firm Deloitte and BT, one of the world’s leading providers of communications services and solutions, have been awarded contracts to help deliver the National Enabling Programme initiative for policing, including the National Management Centre. Working with...
Posted On 26 Nov 2018
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Financial pressures “undermining confidence in the police” states Public Affairs Committee

Funding for police forces is down by nearly a fifth since 2010-2011, while there are nearly a fifth fewer officers and staff currently on the books. Inevitably there are consequences and forces are under increasing strain. Police forces cannot do everything and are prioritising...
Posted On 08 Nov 2018
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Home Affairs Committee warns of “dire consequences” without extra police funding

The Home Affairs Select Committee has urged the Government to prioritise policing in the Autumn Budget and the next Comprehensive Spending Review, warning that without any additional funding for policing, there will be “dire consequences” for public safety and...
Posted On 25 Oct 2018
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Home Office confirms police officers to receive 2% pay increase in 2018-2019

Police officers will be awarded a pay rise of 2% in 2018 to 2019. This will mean that average pay for a police constable will now be more than £38,600 per year. The increase will consist of a 2% pay increase for all police officer ranks, a 2% increase to the London weighting...
Posted On 26 Jul 2018
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Setting Strategy in a Chaotic World

It has been 12 months since Daniel Hardy became managing director of the National Business Crime Solution. Here, for the benefit of Risk Xtra’s readers and the sector at large, Hardy reflects on this period and explains why crime prevention through intelligence sharing will only...
Posted On 11 Jun 2018
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ACS welcomes new ideas for tackling shop theft outlined by Centre for Social Justice

The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) has welcomed a new report published by the Centre for Social Justice, entitled ‘Desperate for a Fix’, which highlights the close link between drug addiction and theft and calls for new policies to tackle the staggering £6.3...
Posted On 06 Jun 2018