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“World-class” fraud and cyber crime court approved for London’s Fleetbank House site

A new flagship court specifically designed to tackle cyber crime, fraud and economic crime will reinforce the UK’s reputation as a world-leading legal centre. Developed in partnership with the City of London Corporation and the Judiciary, the cutting-edge, purpose-built court,...
Posted On 12 Jul 2018
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Fight to tackle scourge of waste crime takes step forward with comprehensive review

The fight to tackle the scourge of waste crime has taken another step forward, with Michael Gove (Secretary of State for the Environment) announcing a comprehensive review designed to “beef up” the Government’s approach to this matter. Waste criminals act illegally to...
Posted On 11 Jun 2018
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Attorney General’s Office names Lisa Osofsky as next director of Serious Fraud Office

Attorney General Jeremy Wright QC MP has announced that Lisa Osofsky is going to be the new director of the Serious Fraud Office (SFO). Osofsky brings over 30 years’ experience of focusing on financial crime in both the UK and the US to the role. Osofsky began her career as a...
Posted On 08 Jun 2018
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New joint principles published to compensate victims of economic crime overseas

The new agreement between the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), the National Crime Agency (NCA) and the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) establishes a common framework to identify cases where compensation is appropriate and act swiftly in those cases to return funds to the affected...
Posted On 01 Jun 2018
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“Fraud increasing in both cost and complexity for UK organisations” states PwC Survey

PwC’s latest study highlights that half of those UK organisations questioned have been the victim of fraud and/or economic crime in the last two years. More than half (51%) of the most disruptive crimes resulted in losses of over $100,000 (£72,000) compared to 37% globally....
Posted On 22 Feb 2018
Greg Clark MP: Keynote speaker at the OSPAs Thought Leadership Summit
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Secretary of State for Business to address delegates at OSPAs Thought Leadership Summit

The Rt Hon Greg Clark MP, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, is set to provide the Keynote speech at the upcoming Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs) Thought Leadership Summit, which takes place on Thursday 1 March at the Royal Lancaster...
Posted On 05 Feb 2018
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All-new National Economic Crime Centre to sit within National Crime Agency

Home Secretary Amber Rudd has announced the creation of the National Economic Crime Centre (NECC) within the National Crime Agency (NCA). The multi-agency centre will plan, task and co-ordinate operational responses across agencies, bringing together the UK’s capabilities in...
Posted On 11 Dec 2017
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National Crime Agency publishes 2017 analysis of serious and organised crime threats

The National Crime Agency has published its fourth annual public analysis of the nature and scale of serious and organised crime affecting the UK. The 2017 National Strategic Assessment has been put together using knowledge from across UK law enforcement, Government departments...
Posted On 01 Jul 2017
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Action Fraud, City of London Police, Cifas and Equifax launch #AreYouOneofThem identity fraud awareness campaign

Action Fraud, the City of London Police, Cifas and Equifax have launched an identity fraud awareness campaign asking members of the public to consider how careful they are with their personal and financial details. A recent YouGov Survey commissioned by Equifax found that the...
Posted On 28 Jun 2017
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“Young cyber criminals motivated by peer respect and accomplishment” reports NCA

The National Crime Agency (NCA) has published the results of research into how and why some young people become involved in cyber crime. The report, which is based on debriefs with offenders and those on the fringes of criminality, explores why young people assessed as being...
Posted On 24 Apr 2017