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NAO report criticises Government for “significant and avoidable shortcomings” on approach to serious and organised crime

Serious and organised crime is evolving at a rapid rate. The Government recognises the seriousness of this challenge and is responding, but there are still significant and avoidable shortcomings to its approach, according to the National Audit Office (NAO). Tackling serious and...
Posted On 08 Jul 2019
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“Profound and far-reaching policing reform urgently needed” asserts HMICFRS

Profound and far-reaching aspects of police reform are needed or services face unacceptable compromises in quality of service levels of public safety, Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services has warned. In his annual assessment of policing in...
Posted On 05 Jul 2019
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Bank of Scotland fined £45 million for failing to report suspicions of fraud at HBOS

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has fined Bank of Scotland £45,500,000 for failures to disclose information about its suspicions that fraud may have occurred at the Reading-based Impaired Assets (IAR) team of Halifax Bank of Scotland. The FCA found that Bank of Scotland...
Posted On 28 Jun 2019
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Brexit and Business Crime: What Next?

The UK is receiving a record number of European Arrest Warrants for suspects that have fled other European Union (EU) countries. Here, Neil Williams outlines why he’s concerned for the cross-border policing of business crime if and when Brexit does become a reality....
Posted On 26 Jun 2019
Aziz Rahman
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Unexplained Wealth Orders: Will the trickle ever become a flood?

According to Donald Toon, the National Crime Agency’s (NCA) director of economic and cyber crime, unexplained wealth orders (UWOs) are the much-needed weapon for waging war on the flow of dirty money into the UK. With Toon’s organisation having just begun its second...
Posted On 11 Jun 2019
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Six National Crime Agency officers recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours List

National Crime Agency (NCA) officers working in the fields of investigations, cyber crime, financial intelligence and kidnap have been officially recognised in Her Majesty The Queen’s Birthday Honours List. Those honoured include Rob Ormsby who was awarded an Officer of the...
Posted On 10 Jun 2019
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NCA secures Unexplained Wealth Orders for prime London property worth “tens of millions”

Three Unexplained Wealth Orders (UWOs) have been secured as part of a National Crime Agency (NCA) investigation into London property linked to a politically exposed individual believed to be involved in serious crime. The UWOs, which were obtained at the High Court last week, are...
Posted On 29 May 2019
Jonathan Hall QC
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Jonathan Hall QC appointed as Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation

Home Secretary Sajid Javid announced in a speech at New Scotland Yard the appointment of Jonathan Hall QC as the Government’s new Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation. Hall has been a QC for five years and has been involved in complex and high-profile cases involving...
Posted On 21 May 2019
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NCA: 181,000 UK offenders fuelling “chronic and corrosive” threat from serious and organised crime

There are at least 181,000 offenders linked to serious and organised crime in the UK, the National Crime Agency (NCA) has revealed, as it launches its most comprehensive study yet of the deadliest threats facing the nation. The figure – more than twice the strength of the regular...
Posted On 14 May 2019
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Security Minister launches all-new Serious and Organised Crime Strategy for Wales

A strategy designed to protect communities from the threat of serious and organised crime has been launched in Wales by the UK Government, in turn building upon successful collaboration between law enforcement, charities and the Welsh and UK Governments. Ben Wallace, the...
Posted On 09 May 2019