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  • 07 Oct 2016 12:49 PM | Sylvia Jones

    Legislation and guidance for a corporate offence of failure to prevent the criminal facilitation of tax evasion

    The new corporate offence aims to overcome the difficulties in attributing criminal liability to corporations for the criminal acts of those who act on their behalf. Whilst this consultation refers to the application of the new offence to “corporations”, the draft legislation refers to a “relevant body” to encompass the broad range of legal persons to which the new offence will apply.

    The draft legislation is expected to be implemented in early 2017.

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  • 24 Sep 2016 12:32 PM | Sylvia Jones

     Marsh has undertaken an in-depth study into organisations’ attitudes towards the cyber-threat, the management control processes they have in place, and their understanding and use of cyber insurance as a means of risk transfer. The data in this report was collected from both risk and finance professionals in large and medium-sized corporations across the UK. The study provides pertinent data and reference points against which readers can assess their position.

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  • 10 Sep 2016 10:59 AM | Sylvia Jones

    Under the Data Protection Act, you have responsibilities to protect the personal information that you and your staff collect and use. This includes a requirement to have appropriate security to prevent it being accidentally or deliberately compromised. Breaches of data protection legislation could lead to your business incurring a fine – up to £500,000 in serious cases. The reputation of your business could also be damaged if inadequate security contributes to high profile incidents of data loss or theft. This guide gives advice for small businesses on how to keep IT systems safe and secure.

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  • 10 Sep 2016 9:33 AM | Sylvia Jones

    The threat from serious and organised crime continues to evolve and has done so over the last year in ways that have attracted considerable and understandable public attention, particularly in relation to organised immigration crime, child sexual exploitation and abuse (CSEA), firearms, cybercrime and money laundering.

    The National Strategic Assessment (NSA) provides a comprehensive picture of the risk posed to the UK and its interests by serious and organised crime.

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  • 01 Sep 2016 10:31 AM | Sylvia Jones

    Identity fraud is when someone uses your identity to commit a crime, usually by getting credit, goods or services fraudulently. This may involve using stolen or forged identity documents, such as your driving licence, or just a few pieces of your personal information. Because many of us don’t take simple steps to protect ourselves (by keeping our identities safe and by looking out for signs of fraud), identity fraud typically takes around ten months to discover. Although victims aren’t normally liable for credit taken out without their knowledge, it can take a huge amount of time and effort to sort things out. Of course, the quicker fraud is spotted, the easier it is to resolve.

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  • 07 Aug 2016 4:20 PM | Sylvia Jones

     Fifth Report of the Session 2016-17

    Criminals are becoming more sophisticated at concealing the proceeds of their crimes. Ensuring the efficient recovery of these proceeds should be one of the first issues an investigator tackles. Ideally, assets should be frozen simultaneously with the criminal becoming aware of the investigation for the first time (this will often be at the time of arrest, although not always). Waiting for a conviction is far too late. The creation of confiscation courts would encourage the specialisation of judges in the area of proceeds of crime

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  • 04 Aug 2016 8:53 PM | Sylvia Jones

    In July 2016, Briggs LJ published his final report on the structure of the civil courts which set out his proposals for their reform. The proposals seek to make greater use of technological systems within the civil justice system. The report makes 62 recommendations including a proposal for the establishment of an online court dealing with civil disputes of ‘modest value and complexity’ without the need to incur the cost of legal representation.

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  • 22 Jul 2016 2:59 PM | Sylvia Jones

    Latest estimates from the Crime Survey for England and Wales (CSEW), the best measure of crime trends for the population and offences it covers, showed a 6% fall in the number of incidents against adults for the survey year ending March 2016 (6.3 million, compared with 6.8 million in the previous survey year). Following the addition of new CSEW questions, the survey estimated there were 3.8 million fraud and 2.0 million computer misuse offences experienced in the 12 months prior to interview.

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  • 19 Jul 2016 7:25 PM | Sylvia Jones

    This Impact Report, based on a Q2 2016 ACI Worldwide study of 6,035 consumers in 20 countries, provides an overview of respondents’ attitudes toward various types of card fraud and discusses the actions they may take subsequent to a fraud experience. Where applicable, it also compares these results with those from similar ACI surveys in 2012 and 2014. Of all cardholders—debit, credit, and prepaid—30% have experienced card fraud in the past five years, a significant portion of cardholders.

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  • 11 Jul 2016 5:16 PM | Sylvia Jones

     Department for Work and Pensions 2015-16 Accounts - Report by the Comptroller and Auditor General

    The Department’s total estimated expenditure on benefits in 2015-16 was £172.0 billion, of which £147.7 billion was for benefits paid directly by the Department and £24.3 billion for benefits paid on the Department’s behalf by local authorities (Housing Benefit). Benefit expenditure represents 96% of the Department’s 2015-16 total net operating costs of £179.9 billion, as recorded in the Department’s Annual Report and Accounts.

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