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Stricter UK laws designed to tackle ongoing terrorist threat come into force

Measures including longer sentences for several terrorism offences and ending automatic early release for convicted terrorists have commenced two months after the Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Act received Royal Assent. The management of convicted terrorist offenders has...
Posted On 12 Apr 2019
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Investigatory Powers Commissioner Lord Justice Fulford establishes oversight regime

Friday 1 September witnessed Lord Justice Adrian Fulford begin a new role in overseeing the use of investigatory powers by the police service, law enforcement and the intelligence agencies. This marks a major milestone in establishing the powerful oversight regime set out in the...
Posted On 02 Sep 2017
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Launch of consultation on Criminal Finances Act Codes of Practice announced by Home Office

A four-week consultation has been launched on the Codes of Practice that will help law enforcement officers confiscate valuable items and other assets acquired using proceeds of crime as well as tackle the financing of terrorism. Indeed, law enforcement agencies will soon be able...
Posted On 03 Aug 2017
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Royal Assent for Policing and Crime Bill heralds major milestone in Government’s reform agenda

The Conservative Government is heralding a major milestone in its policing reform agenda with the announcement that the Policing and Crime Bill has now received Royal Assent. The Policing and Crime Act 2017 will enhance the democratic accountability of police forces and Fire and...
Posted On 02 Feb 2017
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Conservative Government’s “landmark” Investigatory Powers Bill receives Royal Assent

A “landmark” document produced by the Conservative Government which sets out and governs the powers available to the police and the security and intelligence agencies when it comes to gathering and accessing electronic communications has received Royal Assent. The Investigatory...
Posted On 08 Dec 2016