Home Office And Cyber Crime

Home Office And Cyber Crime

The UK’s Home Office is the lead Government department for immigration, passports, counter-terrorism, policing, drugs and crime. It is also responsible for the Government’s Cyber Crime Strategy The Government is strongly committed to ensuring that everyone in the UK has access to the benefits of the internet. The internet has brought, and will continue to […]

Cabinet Office, ICT and the Government Digital Service

Cabinet Office, ICT and the Government Digital Service

The UK’s Cabinet Office (CO) supports the Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister, and ensures the effective running of government. Duties include taking responsibility for the government’s ICT strategy as well as the Government Digital Service (GDS). The GDS helps government make digital services and information simpler, clearer and faster. GDS put users’ needs before the […]

Gambling Commission

Gambling Commission

The Gambling Commission (GC) was set up under the Gambling Act 2005 to regulate arcades, betting, bingo, casinos, gaming machine providers, gambling software providers, lottery operators and external lottery managers and remote gambling (online and by phone) that uses British-based equipment. On 1 October 2013 we also took over the responsibilities of the National Lottery […]

What does the Information Commissioner do?

What does the Information Commissioner do?

What does the Information Commissioner do? The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is the UK’s independent public authority set up to uphold information rights. It does this by promoting good practice, ruling on complaints, providing information to individuals and organisations and taking appropriate action when the law is broken. The Information Commissioner’s Office enforces and oversees […]

14 Top Tips for FOI Compliance

14 Top Tips for FOI Compliance

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOI) provides the legal framework for publishing information held by publicly-owned bodies, such as central government, local councils and authorities.  Everyone has the right to request information held by public sector organisations under the Act. With many public services now outsourced to the private sector, it is important that commercial organisations […]

Competition and Markets Authority

Competition and Markets Authority

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) promotes competition for the benefit of consumers, both within and outside the UK. Its mission is to make markets work well in the interests of consumers, businesses and the economy.  Top stories [wp_rss_multi_importer category=”34″ maxperpage=”10″] Competition and Markets Authority’s Responsibilities The Competition and Markets Authority is responsible for: […]

Prudential Regulation Authority

Prudential Regulation Authority

The UK’s Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) became responsible for the prudential regulation and supervision of banks, building societies, credit unions, insurers and major investment firms on April 1st 2013. Top stories [wp_rss_multi_importer category=”33″ maxperpage=”10″] Prudential Regulation Authority Responsibilities In total the PRA regulates around 1,700 financial firms. The Prudential Regulation Authority is part of the Bank […]

Financial Conduct Authority

Financial Conduct Authority

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) regulates the financial services industry in the UK. Its aim is to protect consumers, ensure the industry remains stable and promote healthy competition between financial services providers. Responsibilities of the Financial Conduct Authority The FCA has rule-making, investigative and enforcement powers that are used to protect and regulate the financial […]