As the threat from Islamic State evolves, security responses must too. Financial intelligence must continue to play a critical role in identifying and disrupting new threats, in investigating foreign terrorist fighters and prosecuting their supporters.
The recent National Audit Office (NAO) report has once again raised the issue of the affordability of defence and argues for finance to have a louder voice in the Ministry of Defence (MoD). But should fiscal responsibility achieve such prominence when military lives are at risk?
The announcement of an upcoming review of key counter-terrorism and security legislation has received many positive reactions. However, while the threat of terrorism still remains, is a reduction in police powers really a move in the right direction?