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A new measure announced today will help prosecutors combat corporate offending including fraud, money laundering and bribery - which cost the UK billions of pounds each year.
David Cameron has said that all criminal sentences must have an element of 'punishment' as well as rehabilitation.
The Government today publishes the new legislation, in the Crime and Courts Bill, that will mean adult community sentences will now contain a punitive element.
The abolition of committal proceedings, and some other important changes will take effect in a further 48 areas as of 5th November 2012. Those criminal justice areas are:
The Director of the Serious Fraud Office has today discontinued the investigation into the circumstances surrounding the collapse of Icelandic bank Kaupthing hf on the grounds that there is insufficient evidence to justify its continuation. The SFO will continue its close cooperation with the Special Prosecutor's Office in Reykjavik.
The Serious Fraud Office has reviewed its policies on facilitation payments, business expenditure (hospitality) and corporate self-reporting. The purpose is to:
Victims of crime will be given a say as to how offenders are punished, Home Secretary Theresa May said today.
No turning back on cuts under Labour, says Khan
From today many more criminals will be made to pay towards supporting victims of crime. Currently offenders only contribute around one sixth of the funding that supports victims’ services. Hard-working taxpayers provide the rest.
Stephen Maxwell, 53, of Dalbeattie, was found guilty earlier this year after a six-week trial in Kirkcudbright.
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