New cyber advisor scheme for businesses to be launched

A new Cyber Advisor scheme will soon offer assured cyber security consultancy services to small and medium sized companies, helping them achieve a minimum standard of security. This will be funded by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) along with IASME, and they are preparing to launch the service. The NCSC will provide initially 100 […]

Safer Streets Fund – New funding to tackle violence against women and girls

Tackling violence against women and girls, the Safer Streets Fund will give funding to communities across the UK. £50 million has been added to the funds that will go to police forces, local authorities, British Transport Police and eligible community groups across England and Wales to prevent violence against women and girls in public, neighbourhood […]

Fraud offences rise significantly post-pandemic

Fraud and computer misuse offences have increased by 37% compared with the pre-coronavirus year ending March 2020. The number of offences recorded are also at their highest since 2005/6. Fraud is a major crime that needs to be tackled, and likely exacerbated by the cost of living crisis. Police and crime commissioners are pushing for […]

ProtectUK is the new online home of ACT training providers, CTA

ProtectUK is a new platform that will provide vital information, official guidance and leading advice, helping you to detect security vulnerabilities and connect you with the best resources to protect yourselves, and those around you. ProtectUK has been developed by the Counter Terrorism Alliance, a focussed collaboration of three leading organisations: NaCTSO, Homeland Security Group (Home […]

£20 and £50 paper notes to be withdrawn from 30 September

In less than 100 days, you will not be able to spend or accept payment with paper £20 and £50 notes. From 30 September 2022, only the new polymer notes will be accepted when purchasing anything over the counter. Paper notes can still be deposited into bank accounts after the deadline. Read more

SURVEY: Victim Voice survey

The Mayor’s office for policing and crime is calling on Londoners to complete an anonymous survey on their experiences of crimes against them. The survey will capture the views and experiences of victims of crimes in London and use them to improve the level of support and care all victims of crime in the capital […]

New laws passed to improve street safety

As of Tuesday 28 June, new laws were passed by the government to give tougher sentences to those who commit the most heinous crimes, and these laws will end the automatic release of offenders deemed to be a danger to the public. With the recent sad news of the murder in Ilford, these new laws […]

Heatwave safety tips

With very hot weather expected this week, please take extra precaution and steps to stay safe and cool in the high heat. Please read guidance on keeping cool, including staying hydrated, keeping indoors or in the shade, and avoiding the sun between 11am and 3pm.How to cope in hot weather

*NEW* Email security check service for businesses – NCSC

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has launched a new free Email Security Check service. This new service helps organisations identify vulnerabilities affecting their email domain and offers security advice so they can take action to fix them. Please note the service checks your organisations emails for their vulnerabilities but not suspicious or unknown source […]

Take part: Camden Clean Air Cycle Ride

12 June 2022 The Camden Clean Air Cycle Ride is a friendly, non-competitive bike ride for the whole community to take part in, regardless of fitness level, to celebrate cycling, cleaner air, and the beautiful sights of Camden. Part of the route will pass through Fitzrovia too. The 2022 event will include many exciting new […]