PUBLISHED: 09:49 24 October 2014 | UPDATED: 10:08 24 October 2014 Nick Gill A bike marking event is taking place in Letchworth on Tuesday. Archant Confidential data held by Hertfordshire Constabulary about antisocial behaviour cases has been published on a government website as a result of a computer error. The force has notified the Information Commissioner’s Office about the security breach, discovered yesterday on Hertfordshire’s ‘local priorities’ pages of the Home Office website www.police.uk. A risk assessment identified 61 cases where individuals’ names and addresses had appeared on the website for a period of five days before a Hertfordshire police officer noticed them. There have been no reports that the data was seen by any member of the public or staff from the community safety partner agencies, although individuals affected will be informed. Police say the breach was the result of an ‘upload error’ from a system managed by … [Read more...] about Confidential data held by Hertfordshire Constabulary published on Home Office website
Members of Windrush generation who have been unfairly treated by the Home Office will be compensated "where appropriate", Theresa May has said. Speaking at a press conference to mark the closing of this week's Commonwealth heads of government (CHOGM) summit, the prime minister said compensation would be offered to resolve the "anxieties and problems" of those who had been threatened with deportation despite having lived in the UK for decades and qualifying as British citizens. The Windrush generation comprise people who came to Britain between 1948 and 1971 from the Caribbean, originally to help it rebuild after the war. Read more: A Home Office that can’t handle Windrush is not fit for purpose They have lived here for several decades, but have fallen foul of changes introduced to the immigration system while Theresa May was home secretary, which aimed to make it easier to identify and expel illegal immigrants from the UK. The problem was made worse by the fact that in 2010, the … [Read more...] about Theresa May says Windrush citizens caught up in Home Office scandal will be compensated ‘where appropriate’
Leading MEP Guy Verhofstadt is a troublemaker when it comes to Brexit, set on making life difficult for Britain as it leaves EU, often via the medium of Twitter. The vast majority of the time, his insights into UK politics should be taken either with an industrial container of salt, or better yet ignored completely. But just as a stopped clock is right twice a day, so the former Belgian Prime Minister occasionally gets it spot on. And his warning on Wednesday that EU nationals living in the UK must not face the same “bureaucratic nightmare” as the Windrush generation is currently experiencing should be emblazoned on the front of the Home Office building in flashing lights. Read more: The Windrush crisis is cast-iron proof of the Prime Minister’s incompetence To recap, pre-1970s when the economic, political, and social landscape in the UK was very different, Caribbean nationals were invited to migrate and settle in Britain. They worked, paid taxes, raised families, and … [Read more...] about A Home Office that can’t handle Windrush is not fit for purpose
A total of 113 Windrush cases are now being investigated by the Home Office, it has been confirmed. A helpline has been set up to help people regularise their immigration status following warnings they could be deported unless they can prove they are entitled to be in the UK.It was established on Tuesday, with the Home Office saying 49 cases had been reported on the first day.Prime Minister Theresa May has said the Government will help those who had their immigration status questioned by the Home Office resolve their situation as soon as possible.There were fiery exchanges in the Commons between Jeremy Corbyn and Mrs May, with the Labour leader accusing the PM of "callousness and incompetence" over the row.Mrs May said she had no time for lectures from a leader who "allows anti-Semitism to run rife in his party" and reiterated her apology to those who have been affected."These people are British. They are part of us. I want to be absolutely clear that we have no intention of asking … [Read more...] about More than 100 Windrush cases being investigated by Home Office
Home office has long been heralded as the future of office work. Its supporters say it has the potential to reduce stress and increase productivity. It also gives firms the chance to reduce overheads by moving into smaller office spaces. Companies such as Satellite Office have been founded which offer firms the chance to totally give up on having their own work space. It offers conference rooms and office space for short term periods, so that a normally dispersed workforce can come together at timely moment to discuss projects face-to-face. Meanwhile in 2014, Microsoft decided to take the unusual step of getting rid of the obligation for employees to turn up at the company's offices. Since then on any given day only 20-30 percent of the company's employees are usually found on the company's premises. The bold decision has allowed the tech firm to downsize its office space and move into a more central location in Munich, where employees will have no set desk but will rotate as it … [Read more...] about Is Germany’s home office dream disintegrating?