Paying lip service to the endemic problem of fraud should not be acceptable in the UK, says Senior Investigator Tony McClements.
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.
The fraud epidemic in the UK is now a national security threat, warns a venerable think tank.
Only a relatively small number of companies are set up as vehicles for fraud, so the UK’s relaxing of its wrongful trading rules – while companies struggle with cashflow during the Covid-19 pandemic – is to be welcomed.
When one police force in the UK filed away 96% of fraud complaints without looking at them, you know there’s a problem.
UK police forces continue to suffer under the severely adverse consequences of the British government’s fiscal “austerity” measures.
Russia and its oligarchs are not alone in their kleptomaniac, money-laundering endeavours.