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Anonymous reporting line introduced for practising forensic science professionals

Individuals working in the realm of forensic science can now report concerns about quality standards anonymously via a new reporting line. The new line, launched by the Forensic Science Regulator in association with the charity Crimestoppers, will allow forensic science...
Posted On 08 Jul 2019
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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
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Criminal Finances Bill receives Royal Assent to tackle money laundering and corruption

The Criminal Finances Act 2017 will give law enforcement agencies and their partners further capabilities and powers to recover the proceeds of crime, tackle money laundering, tax evasion and corruption and combat the financing of terrorism. The Act of Parliament creates...
Posted On 03 May 2017
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“UK companies failing to foster culture of ethical behaviour” reveals EY Fraud Survey

A quarter of UK employees still believe that bribery and corruption happens widely in business in the UK. That’s according to the findings of EY’s biennial Europe, Middle East, India and Africa (EMEIA) Fraud Survey. The perception of UK respondents is that little progress...
Posted On 13 Apr 2017
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Businesses witness “significant rise in fraud and risk during 2016” reports Kroll

According to those executives surveyed for the 2016-2017 Kroll Annual Global Fraud and Risk Report, it would appear that fraud, cyber and security incidents are now the ‘new normal’ for companies across the world. The proportion of executives reporting that their...
Posted On 17 Jan 2017
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Midlands mental health manager and ‘Clinical Leader of the Year’ GP sentenced for £153,000 fraud

Two respected mental health professionals have been revealed as fraudsters after being investigated by NHS Protect, which leads the national fight against fraud, bribery and corruption within the National Health Service. Lisa Hill (55) of Stourbridge Road, Hagley and Dr Ian...
Posted On 03 Jan 2017
Helen Down
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Risk Management: Knowledge is Power

Encouraging incident reporting in the workplace is a great tool for managing risk and creating a safer, healthier work environment, writes Helen Down. Whether an incident resulted in injury or a near miss, employees should be encouraged to report on all workplace incidents such...
Posted On 12 Aug 2016
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“Companies failing to use technology in the fight against fraud” reports KPMG

Technology is proving business’ Achilles Heel in the fight against fraud. New research conducted by KPMG reveals that, while a quarter of fraudsters use technology to “rip off” companies, only 3% of businesses detected illegal behaviour using data analytics. In fact,...
Posted On 01 Jun 2016
Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI: Editor of Risk UK
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Trust in Ethics

The UK is making steady progress when it comes to tackling fraud and corruption but, in relation to ethical behaviours, the myriad enforcement agencies, regulators and Boards of Directors are still struggling to translate policies into improvements. That’s one of the key findings...
Posted On 23 Jun 2015
Stuart Galloway
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Best Practice in Security Training and Assessment: What should it look like?

In the April 2015 print edition of Risk UK, we carried an extremely interesting article by Industry Qualifications’ CEO Raymond Clarke designed to stimulate discussion and thinking around improvements that could be made to training and assessment practices for Security Industry...
Posted On 21 May 2015
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