2021 Publications

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  • 26 Jul 2021 10:46 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    HM Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate (HMCPSI) published its report into the Proceeds of Crime (POC) Divisions of the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) and the Serious Fraud Office (SFO). The report was based on an evaluation of 80 CPS and 13 SFO cases and found that both proceeds of crime teams were effective in identifying and seizing the proceeds of crime. The report also noted that the SFO's Roskill model, whereby investigators and prosecutors collaborate in respect of a criminal investigation, prosecution and any proceeds of crime work, was a significant benefit to the management of the SFO's POC files, and should continue. Overall, the report found that both the CPS and SFO proceeds of crime divisions were effective in identifying and seizing the proceeds of crime.

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  • 26 Jul 2021 10:43 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The report considers the performance of the NCA against its strategic priorities for the relevant period including reducing the harm caused by economic crime with a focus on fraud, money laundering and cybercrime as well as the objective of reducing the number of victims of modern slavery, human trafficking and organised immigration crime.

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  • 19 Jul 2021 10:02 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    In the business plan, the FCA sets out how it intends to become a more innovative, assertive and adaptive regulator to enable it to address the challenges that it now faces. This will involve significant changes to the FCA's own operations and approach to regulation, with a particular focus on using data more effectively and a new accountability framework, with specified outcomes and metrics for measuring the FCA's progress on those outcomes. From April 2022, the FCA will report on its progress against these outcomes and metrics.

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  • 19 Jul 2021 9:59 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The pandemic showed the power of data in supporting innovative responses to the challenges society faced, notably through national exposure notification apps and contact tracing. This annual report includes details of the ICO’s role in providing advice and expertise to Government and public authorities on these projects, ensuring the consideration of people’s rights was built in at an early stage of their development. The report also outlines work to promote data sharing in the pandemic response, protect vulnerable people from COVID-19 related scams and frauds, and provide privacy information to the public around COVID-19 related issues.

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  • 19 Jul 2021 9:50 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The topic is a significant issue for companies and has been the subject of debate following numerous calls for the Government to explore again the question of when criminal liability should be attributed to companies.

    Concern has been expressed that the identification principle does not adequately deal with misconduct carried out by and on behalf of companies, and does not strike an appropriate balance. In particular, some have suggested that it has proved disproportionately difficult to prosecute large companies such as banks for economic crimes committed in their names, by relatively senior managers, for the company’s benefit

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  • 01 Jun 2021 9:35 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The report uses intelligence from across law enforcement, government, the third sector and private industry to set out the UK's understanding of the threat posed by organised criminals. While the National Strategic Assessment highlights that the environment in which the NCA and partners operate has become more challenging as criminals adapted during the pandemic and exploited rapid advances in technology, the NCA has also had its most successful 12 months for disrupting key threats.

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  • 17 May 2021 10:36 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    This update comes at the midpoint of the Plan, covering the period from July 2019 to February 2021, and highlights some of the key achievements by the public and private sectors in delivering against the seven strategic priorities. Tackling economic crime, illicit finance and fraud continues to remain a priority of the Government’s agenda, as set out in the March 2021 Integrated Review which highlights the ongoing necessity for more to be done to tackle the growing threat of fraud, so that we can close the operational, legal and regulatory vulnerabilities that are exploited by criminals.

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  • 12 Apr 2021 11:14 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    One of the most important components of any effective anti-fraud program is fraud awareness training for an organization’s employees, officers and directors. Effective fraud awareness training can help an organization better mitigate general, organizational or industry-specific fraud risks, increase the effectiveness of other anti-fraud controls, and ensure that anti-fraud policies and reporting protocols are followed. By reviewing the results of this survey, you can assess your organization’s fraud awareness training efforts and determine whether improvements or updates might be necessary  

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  • 06 Apr 2021 9:41 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The report sets out findings from inspections carried out over the past six years and identifies cross-cutting themes. The review contains a letter to the Attorney General, in which Mr McGinty said the criminal justice system was in a weakened state before COVID-19 struck "due to years of underfunding".  In six years 63 reports have been published, which includes a complete overview of the CPS, and the review recognises the talented staff working to a high level of professionalism.

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  • 06 Apr 2021 9:39 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The survey is a quantitative and qualitative analysis of how UK businesses and charities respond to cyber security threats and the impact of these threats on their operations. The purpose of the survey is to assist these organisations in future planning and, also, to inform government on possible policy reform in this area. The survey continues to identity cybercrime as a significant problem and also considers the impact of COVID-19 on cyber security.

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