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Ministers urged to reveal whether dangerous cladding tested in the early 2000s was used at Grenfell

Dr Jonathan Evans is demanding ministers disclose whether cladding that failed fire tests in 2002, was used at Grenfell Tower. Read More

Wisconsin tragedy highlights growing need for tighter security at public events this Christmas

Professionals are stressing the importance of implementing increased security measures during the festive period. Read More

UL achieves Technical Assessment Body designation for UK and European fire safety product markets

UL can now provide the full suite of conformity assessment services to manufacturers for a wide range of fire safety products for the UK and Europe. Read More

Latest updates designed to provide further clarity on how key aspects of the Building Safety Bill will work in practice

The government has published new draft regulations providing further clarity on aspects of the Building Safety Bill. Read More

LFB updates on progress in implementing its Grenfell Tower Inquiry recommendations

Two years after the Grenfell Tower Inquiry published recommendations, LFB has shared an update on its progress in implementing them. Read More

Gove admits ‘mistakes made’ in cladding crisis, questions leaseholder responsibility for costs and revokes advice on low-rise buildings

Safety advice released after the Grenfell Tower Fire that has led to hundreds of low-rise buildings being deemed unsafe, is to be withdrawn. Read More

The Entrepreneurs Network calls for £10m tech investment to unlock £42bn “drone dividend” by 2030

A report is calling for an investment of £10 million to enable all recreational aircraft in the UK to become “electronically conspicuous”. Read More

Home Office seeking to externally commission new updates to Fire Safety Order guidance documents

The Home Office is seeking to externally commission new guides and updates to existing fire safety guidance documents. Read More

UK Government creates new department for building safety

Government announces new name and focus for the home of building safety, with the creation of the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities. Read More

Protecting governments: Balancing access control innovation with certified standards

Darren Worswick explains why security professionals need to balance using the latest access control tech with ensuring it is properly certified to better protect government buildings and other high-level infrastructure environments. Read More

Construction professionals call for wider combustibles ban

The CIC is recommending government extends the ban on the use of combustible materials to a wider range of buildings than is currently proposed. Read More

Government launches £1bn Building Safety Fund to replace cladding on high rise residential buildings

The Government has launched its £1 billion building safety fund, initially revealed in the most recent Budget announcement by Chancellor, Rishi Sunak. Read More

5 security questions arising from Trump’s travel ban, border wall and cybersecurity probe

Photo: Michael Vadon via FlickR under Creative Commons 2.0 generic licence President Trump’s uncharacteristically conciliatory speech upon winning the presidency in […] Read More

Phillip Hammond’s £1.9bn cyber defence strategy: security professionals deliver their verdict

Security experts deliver their verdict on the UK government’s more proactive, retaliatory approach to cyber security, announced by Chancellor Phillip Hammond on Tuesday. Read More

Indian Government to Favour Domestic Companies in Security Procurement as Part of Modi’s ‘Make in India’ Policy

Government departments excluding defence forces are to give preference to Indian companies when procuring CCTV and sensor-based security systems, it has been revealed. Read More

Crimestoppers Recognised for Outstanding Contribution to Policing

The independent crime-fighting charity was recognised for its anonymous reporting service and the numerous successful crime awareness campaigns it has led down the years. Read More



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