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“Criminals steal £500 million through fraud and scams in first half of 2018” reports UK Finance

New data from UK Finance shows that a total of £503.4 million was stolen by criminals through authorised and unauthorised fraud in the first six months of 2018. During the same period, the finance industry prevented £705.7 million of unauthorised fraud. That’s equivalent to...
Posted On 25 Sep 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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Prisons and Courts Bill announced by Ministry of Justice in response to mounting UK prisons crisis

Justice Secretary Elizabeth Truss recently unveiled the “historic” Prisons and Courts Bill, in turn paving the way for the biggest overhaul of prisons in a generation and the delivery of a world-class court system. This key piece of legislation will underpin measures...
Posted On 17 Mar 2017
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‘Policing for the Future’ inquiry launched by Home Affairs Select Committee

The Home Affairs Select Committee has launched an inquiry into ‘Policing for the Future: Changing Demands and New Challenges’. Written submissions for this inquiry should be submitted online by noon on 16 February 2017. Advances in technology have led to the emergence...
Posted On 13 Jan 2017
Alison Saunders: Director of Public Prosecutions
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Detailed study reveals more hate crimes prosecuted by the CPS than ever before

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) is now prosecuting a record number of hate crimes. In the past year, the CPS has prosecuted 15,442 hate crimes, representing a 4.8% rise on the previous year (2014-2015), which also saw a 4.7% increase from the year before that (2013-2014). The...
Posted On 13 Jul 2016
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Home Secretary Theresa May launches Joint Fraud Task Force in conjunction with National Crime Agency

Home Secretary Theresa May has announced a new Task Force designed to crack down on fraud in the UK, at the same time stating that “fraud shames our financial system”. The Joint Fraud Task Force will comprise key representatives from Government, law enforcement and the banking...
Posted On 16 Feb 2016