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Government launches public consultation on pre-charge bail to protect victims

Home Secretary Priti Patel has announced the launch of a consultation on pre-charge bail to protect victims and ensure the police are supported to investigate crimes. Pre-charge bail allows the police to release a suspect from custody, usually subject to conditions, while...
Posted On 05 Feb 2020
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Tougher sentencing and monitoring in Government overhaul of terrorism response

Tougher sentences, an end to early release and a major review of the management of convicted terrorists are among a raft of measures that have been announced by the Conservative Government with a view to strengthening the UK’s response to terrorism. Confirmed by Home Secretary...
Posted On 21 Jan 2020
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Finance firms warned on rise of ransomware gangs in wake of Travelex attack

The recent cyber attack on foreign exchange provider Travelex demonstrates the growing threat of ransomware and serves as a stark warning that financial services firms need to step up their security. That’s according to a leading cyber expert.  Tim Thurlings of bluedog...
Posted On 14 Jan 2020
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Justice Secretary David Gauke backs evidence-led approach to cut criminality

Justice Secretary David Gauke has called for an “evidence-led” approach towards tackling re-offending in order to crack down on crime and reduce the number of victims. The intervention comes as new research reveals that repeat offenders cost society more than £18 billion per...
Posted On 22 Jul 2019
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Government signals improvements to Parole Board transparency and victim support

Sweeping changes to the parole system designed to improve transparency, offer better support for victims and new powers to reconsider decisions have been announced by Justice Secretary David Gauke following a detailed review of the Parole Board’s rules. Alongside giving victims...
Posted On 04 Feb 2019
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Fraudsters who stole £800,000-plus sentenced in wake of Action Fraud and Surrey Police investigations

Seven fraudsters have been sentenced in the wake of investigative work undertaken by Action Fraud and Surrey Police. The group, who stole more than £800,000 after targeting elderly and vulnerable people, were given jail terms ranging from 27 months to five years. Victims were...
Posted On 14 Jan 2019
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Conservative Government introduces all-new Serious and Organised Crime Strategy

The Conservative Government has pledged to tackle the misery caused by serious and organised criminals by drawing on all the powers, tools and expertise the UK has to offer. Ben Wallace, Minister for Security and Economic Crime, has stressed in a detailed speech that preventing...
Posted On 05 Nov 2018
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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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