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  • 04 Mar 2020 9:44 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Fraud and economic crime rates remain at record highs, impacting more companies in more diverse ways than ever before. With this in mind, businesses should be asking: Are we assessing threats well enough…or are gaps leaving us dangerously exposed? Are the fraud-fighting technologies we’ve deployed providing the value we expected? When an incident occurs, are we taking the right action? These are some of the provocative questions that lie at the heart of the findings in this year’s Global Economic Crime and Fraud Survey. With fraud a greater – and more costly – threat than ever, it’s essential to assess your readiness, deploy effective fraud-fighting measures, and act quickly once its uncovered.

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  • 02 Mar 2020 11:38 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    This is the first edition of U.K. Business Crime Review— an annual publication focused on the outcomes, trends and developments over the past 12 months that are likely to be of interest to businesses operating in the United Kingdom. Whilst this publication primarily focuses on the introduction and use of criminal sanctions in the business crime space, we also consider key regulatory developments that are likely to be of interest to those managing financial crime risks within businesses. Readers may conclude that it has never been more important for businesses operating in the U.K. to devote adequate expertise and resources to implementing, monitoring and enforcing the mechanisms necessary to avoid falling foul of the ever-increasing legal and regulatory framework under which they now operate and, more importantly, their being used to facilitate serious economic crime.

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  • 17 Feb 2020 11:42 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Fraud is a serious, underestimated and unchecked problem. Every public body is an active target for fraudsters. Unfortunately, public bodies do not always consider fraud when conducting their activities. Even when fraud is considered, public bodies can find it difficult to define, measure and articulate the problem without guidance. In addition, the focus can be too centred on financial loss. In reality, the impact of fraud goes well beyond this.


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  • 17 Feb 2020 11:38 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The likelihood of the police bringing someone to justice following a criminal investigation is decreasing. In England and Wales, a suspect was charged in 7.8 percent of recorded crimes last year, down from 9.1 percent the year before. There has also been a notable increase in the proportion of crimes closed because the victim does not support, or no longer supports, a prosecution. This rose to 22.6 percent of recorded crime last year, up from 20 percent the year before. Efficiency is a thread that runs through every aspect of policing. It is wider than just responding to calls for service. Forces need to have a deeper understanding of demand, which includes improving the quality of service at first contact and making sure their workforces have the skills and capabilities needed to meet their understood and predicted demand. Forces need to improve their understanding of capacity to make sure they are maximising the opportunities that a highly skilled workforce can bring.

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  • 09 Feb 2020 9:46 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    ”In the current economic environment, disruption, change and uncertainty are all triggers that can lead to an increase in the risk of fraud and businesses should have heightened awareness of their fraud controls. The general economic uncertainty will put pressure on usually law abiding staff to take risks they might not ever have normally taken. Consequently many businesses face an increased ‘threat from within’ coupled with a seemingly exponential rise in external threats. Employers need to be more robust with screening for new employees and third parties. Individuals who have inside knowledge of a business will often be the ones to identify the soft spots of a company’s defences for their own advantage.”


  • 30 Jan 2020 2:23 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    A joint review between the City of London Corporation and the City of London Police was launched into Action Fraud and the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau. The review was led by Sir Craig Mackey, the former Chief Constable of Cumbria Police and former Deputy Commissioner of London’s Metropolitan Police Service. It examined the governance and oversight of Action Fraud, the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau, and any wider policing issues linked to the policing of fraud.

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