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TI UK reveals that UK plunged to lowest-ever position in Corruption Perceptions Index 2022

UK has recorded its lowest-ever position in a global anti-corruption index after suffering a series of scandals in public life. The UK slipped to 18th place in the annual corruption rankings compiled by TI UK, placing it behind Uruguay, Estonia and Hong Kong....
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UK calls for global community to step up fight against corruption 

llicit finance and corruption have been used deliberately to gain access and influence in the UK and countries across the globe, threatening our democratic institutions, our politics, and our polices. The new bill also includes a reform of Companies House...
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NCA publishes Cyber Crime Report

The primary purpose of the Prevent campaign is to deter individuals from becoming more deeply involved in ‘cyberdependent’ criminal activities, such as illegal hacking, designing malware or virus writing. Unfortunately, at present there are many opportunities to perpetrate...
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SFO Director Lisa Osofsky keynote speech

SFO has recovered over £59.5 million in proceeds of crime since 2018 and we have agreed 8 DPAs bringing back over £1 billion to the UK taxpayer, including Amec Foster Wheeler Energy Limited, which last year saw the company pay £103 million for its corrupt actions...
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House of Lords on Protection for Whistleblowing Bill

The bill would introduce several protections for whistleblowers, including the establishment of an independent Office of the Whistleblower. The office’s principal duty would be to protect whistleblowers and oversee the process of whistleblowing...
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Home Office appointment letters for Senior Responsible Owners

Home Office publishes appointment letters for Senior Responsible Owners for including fraud & cybercrime reporting.  The Fraud and Cyber Crime Reporting and Analysis System (FCCRAS) forms part of the Home Office Portfolio, under the oversight of the Chair of the Finance...
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SFO Annual Report and Account 2021/22

The SFO has undertaken three instances of executive action on investigations into the activities of: Raedex Consortium – Apr 2021, raided 2 properties, arresting one individual and interviewing two suspects. Alpha and Green Park Companies – Sept 2021 and carried out a series of co-ordinated raids, interviews and mandatory ...
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RUSI on problems with Economic Crime Policing

Economic crimes underpin serious organised crime; cybercrimes enable fraud. All these crimes intersect with local policing priorities like county lines and human trafficking. Despite the interlinking nature of the threat, economic crime suffers from a disproportionate...
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House of Commons Library on corporate criminal liability

Regulatory sanctions are sometimes available where criminal ones are not, so whereas UBS could not be prosecuted for a crime relating to LIBOR manipulation, the Financial Conduct Authority did impose a £160 million fine on UBS...
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SFO on fraudulent Global Forestry Investment scheme

Mr Bowers and Mr Skeene were behind Global Forestry Investments, a fraudulent green investment scheme which scammed around 2,000 investors out of their savings and pensions. The fraudulent duo encouraged victims to invest in three Brazilian teak tree plantations, claiming they were...
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NCA report on youth pathways into cybercrime

The report highlights that online gaming provides a common initial exposure and pathway into UK based. High IQ, an interest in technology, real-world social isolation, and a higher appetite to engage in risky behaviour online are likely identifiers...
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First SFO trial of 2022 results in double conviction

The SFO has secured the convictions of the two company directors behind fraudulent green investment schemes in Brazil, which took in approximately £37 million of investments. Global Forestry Investments was presented as a secure, well-managed, ethical investment...
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