Welcome to the latest emergency services sector briefing
It has been a whirlwind few months for the country and government with the decision taken to vote for a Brexit and the consequent arrival of a new Prime Minister.
With Theresa May moving to number 10, Amber Rudd takes the reins at the new look Home Office and has already laid out her plans to tackle the growing problem of hate crime in England and Wales. Furthermore, Brandon Lewis replaces Mike Penning as Minister of State for Fire and Policing. Mr Lewis was a leading supporter of Mrs May's campaign for leadership and his recent experience with the government’s 'Housing and Planning Act' means he comes with knowledge of navigating a complex bill through to royal assent.
Also inside this edition we look at other recent developments within the sector including:
- the new Commons Select Committee reports on the proceeds of crime and police diversity;
- the publication of crime figures and police officer numbers; and
- a report on the Joint Emergency Services Interoperability Principles.
Our emergency services sector update provides insight and information into new developments affecting the sector and poses the key questions your committees need to consider when identifying and managing their risks.
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