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Last month the government unveiled the National Economic Crime Centre which aims to tackle high-level fraud and money laundering, and NCA director general Lynne Owens has urged insurance companies to channel part of their profits into the centre.
Forces are still not treating fraud as a high enough priority, according to the national lead for economic crime.
Home Affairs Select Committee hear from T/Commander David Clark, City of London Police, Richard Piggin, Which?, D.Supt Nicky Porter, Greater Manchester Police, and Katy Worobec, UK Finance
Serious and organised crime costs the UK an estimated £24bn a year and money laundering not only allows criminals to hide the proceeds of their crimes, but helps fund further criminal activity.
The recruits’ views on the role of the police shifted during their first four years. They moved away from thinking that “crime fighting” and “upholding the law” were the main roles of the police. Instead, their focus turned towards “public protection” and “safeguarding”.
Criminals were tricked into handing themselves in after a police force lied to them they had won Christmas hampers.
It is with profound shock and deep sorrow that the GLAA announces the sudden death of our Chief Executive Paul Broadbent.
The government will legislate to give the National Crime Agency (NCA) the power to require the SFO to investigate serious offenders, as part of what the Home Office has termed a "multi-agency response" to fraud, money laundering and corruption.
Council tax payers in the West Midlands are set to have an extra £12 a year added to their bills, under Home Office plans to fund the police.
Police and crime commissioners are to be given the power to raise the portion of council tax which goes towards policing by £12 per household annually.
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