New legislation in the Queen’s Speech aimed at tackling economic crime will only be as good as its enforcement, and more importantly its resourcing.
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The credibility of the SFO as an organisation is called into question now: such is the damage it has inflicted upon itself, it may be that the organisation itself – and not just its head – is also under threat.
Paying lip service to the endemic problem of fraud should not be acceptable in the UK, says Senior Investigator Tony McClements.
It’s good to see the Financial Conduct Authority flex its muscles at last, but taking five years to bring a case is just too long, argues Tony McClements.
The ICIJ’s latest ‘blockbusting’ exposé – the Pandora Papers – is many things, but blockbusting it is not, argues Martin Kenney.
The crimes linked to the COVID-19 pandemic are particularly insidious. The EU is preparing to battle this fraud and corruption by setting up a new European Public Prosecutor’s Office.
We are sitting on an immense COVID-fraud timebomb, which governments will struggle to resolve, warns Martin Kenney.
The continuing ramifications of the Allen Stanford Ponzi scheme reminds us that in the battle against corruption, it’s time actions were matched to words.
The problem with the Serious Fraud Office is that it has constantly tried to over-hype itself and then under-delivered, argues our Senior Investigator, Tony McClements.