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Securing UK Borders in light of Brexit

London First launched its second report in a series on ‘Securing UK Borders’ at a breakfast briefing on 7 June.

The report, sponsored by UBM, has been compiled by London First Director of Security and Resilience, Robert Hall, in collaboration with a team of external experts. It provides timely and critical insights on the security implications of leaving the EU for UK border management.

Recommendations will support senior executives across both the public and private sectors as they navigate the security implications of Brexit.

Five key recommendations are outlined:

  • Border security should be (re)designed in response to, and proportionate to, foreseen international threats.
  • Effective border security should not be undermined by becoming a bargaining chip in Brexit negotiations.
  • Every effort should be made to preserve access to key EU databases so as to allow law enforcement and police the means to conduct their investigations for the benefit of all Europeans.
  • Adequate resources should be made available to fund the UK Border Force to levels that permit its effective operation in post-Brexit Britain.
  • The question of how to establish identity must be revisited.

The report will also feature at a presentation at the IFSEC2017 Exhibition at Excel, 20-22 June.

We would like to thank the authors for their contributions to the report, and their insights at the launch event:

Alison Wakefield PhD, Senior Lecturer in Security Risk Management, University of Portsmouth Claire Bradley, European Law Monitor CIC,  Joe Connell, Director, Praemunitus Ltd Intelligence & Risk Consultants and Chairman, Association of Security Consultants,  John Vine CBE QPM, former Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration.

The report can be accessed in full here.

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