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Government introduces support for communities in united drive against hate crime

New Home Secretary Amber Rudd has called on communities across Britain to stand united against those who use hate in an attempt to divide us. Launching the Government’s all-new Hate Crime Action Plan, Rudd urged more victims of hate crime to come forward such that the full...
Posted On 26 Jul 2016
Keith Vaz MP
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“End London’s ‘Welcome Mat’ for money launderers” urges Home Affairs Select Committee

The Home Affairs Select Committee has stated that the combination of “poor supervision and enforcement” in the London property investment market is creating a safe haven for laundering the proceeds of crime. As a result, the Committee is calling for much stronger...
Posted On 19 Jul 2016
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90% of Brits believe surveillance powers outlined in ‘Snoopers’ Charter’ are “not acceptable” finds ComRes poll

A new poll commissioned by Liberty and conducted by ComRes has revealed that nine out of ten of those British adults questioned believe state surveillance powers as proposed by the Government’s Investigatory Powers Bill are not acceptable. 90% of the public either say...
Posted On 13 Jun 2016
Home Secretary Theresa May
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Home Secretary announces reforms to Independent Police Complaints Commission

The Home Secretary has announced that the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) will be reformed and renamed to improve efficiencies, drive more effective governance and make it more responsive to the public. Theresa May has concluded that the IPCC’s existing governance...
Posted On 09 Mar 2016
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Home Secretary Theresa May launches Joint Fraud Task Force in conjunction with National Crime Agency

Home Secretary Theresa May has announced a new Task Force designed to crack down on fraud in the UK, at the same time stating that “fraud shames our financial system”. The Joint Fraud Task Force will comprise key representatives from Government, law enforcement and the banking...
Posted On 16 Feb 2016
Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe QPM
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Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe to remain Metropolitan Police Service Commissioner for further 12 months

Her Majesty The Queen has granted Royal Approval to extend the Metropolitan Police Service Commissioner’s appointment until September 2017 following recommendations tabled by the Home Secretary Theresa May and Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London. Former chief constable of...
Posted On 16 Feb 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
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Intelligence and Security Committee issues damning verdict on Draft Investigatory Powers Bill

Parliament’s Intelligence and Security Committee (ISC) has now published its detailed assessment report on the Draft Investigatory Powers Bill, with the latter representing the first major piece of legislation governing the security and intelligence agencies’ powers in over...
Posted On 09 Feb 2016
Home Secretary Theresa May
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“Police and Crime Commissioners are very much here to stay” asserts Home Secretary

Home Secretary Theresa May has moved to spell out the achievements of “the pioneering first generation” of Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) to date, and also discuss how this specialist role could be further developed in the future. The Home Secretary told an audience of...
Posted On 09 Feb 2016
Jamie Wilson
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Policing, Politics… and a Point to Prove

The introduction of new technology is accepted by all parties involved as being wholly beneficial for UK policing. Indeed, the consequences of ignoring systems development are demonstrably myriad for law enforcement, but there’s still the fundamental challenge of...
Posted On 03 Feb 2016