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More legal powers to police in anti-terror war

25th November 2014

New measures are to be put in place to better help police forces fight the war on terror

The Home Secretary Theresa May has announced that new measures are to be put in place to better help police forces fight the war on terror in Britain. In the announcement it has been outlined that police and intelligence agencies will receive new powers in an effort to better track down individuals who plot terrorist attacks. 

The amendments to the Counter Terrorism and Security Bill, which are to be introduced this week, will be of interest to all in criminal lawyer jobs in the country as the government’s response to the terror threat is heightened.

After the UK’s terror threat level rose from “substantial” to “severe” in a response to the conflict in Iraq and Syria earlier this year, new measures have been laid out in regards to a funding loophole where the law change will prevent insurance firms from unintentionally repaying ransom payments. There has also been talk over digital reforms in which the police will be given new powers to track down suspected terror individuals over the internet.

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