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Serious and organised crime now classified as tier two threat

23 October 2014

Phil Gormley, deputy director-general of the National Crime Agency (NCA), outlined the key crimes the UK recognise as falling under the tier two threat of ‘serious and organised crime’. 

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DWP inconsistent with 'UK’s international commitments to support disabled people’

23 October 2014

The Department of Work and Pensions’ (DWP) decision to close the Independent Living Fund (ILF) for disabled people was challenged by the Equality and Human Rights Commission on 22 October. 

Theresa May

Theresa May questioned in Commons on removal of foreign national offenders

23 October 2014

Home secretary Theresa May yesterday responded to an urgent question raised by Yvette Cooper MP in the House of Commons on the report from the National Audit Office (NAO) on the removal of foreign

Chi Onwurah

Labour mulls regional GDS structure

23 October 2014

Labour’s Digital Government Review could recommend a regional model for a local version of the Government Digital Service, shadow Cabinet Office Chi Onwurah has hinted.

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Serious and organised crime is a threat to national security, says National Crime Agency

22 October 2014

The threat of serious and organised crime should be given recognition when discussing national security, according to the National Crime Agency (NCA)

Margaret Hodge

Hodge says “confusion exists at the heart of government”

22 October 2014

Margaret Hodge today stated that confusion at the centre of government is impacting on the government’s ability to “deliver value for taxpayers’ money”.

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Number of foreign national offenders in UK broadly unchanged despite Home Office efforts

22 October 2014

A National Audit Office (NAO) report reveals the number of foreign national offenders (FNOs) deported from the UK remains broadly unchanged whilst the number of FNOs in prison has increased by 4% since 2006 despite a tenfold increase in Home Office staff working on FNO cases. 

Nick Clegg

Clegg pledges greater support to public sector workers

22 October 2014

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg set out new measures to help public sector workers streamline their workload, improve mental wellbeing and share parental leave with partners. 

Sam Gyimah MP

9 in 10 automatically transfer to Individual Electoral Registration (IER)

22 October 2014

A Cabinet Office report released on Tuesday 21, October shows that nearly nine in ten people in England and Wales have been successfully added to the electoral register automatically through IER. 

Bernard Hogan-Howe - Met Police Commissioner

Met commissioner highlights prevention as key element to combat terrorism

21 October 2014

The chief of the Met Police has today emphasised the importance of the Home Office’s anti-radicalisation ‘Prevent’ strategy, arguing that "we can't arrest our way out of this problem. We do have to do a lot around prevention. Radicalisation is not an event, it's a process.”

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Without Communications Data Bill we could face more emergency legislation, says Admiral Lord West

21 October 2014

Admiral Lord West predicts that more emergency legislation over monitoring communications is likely to be needed if the Communications Data Bill does not go forward.