Tag: anti-corruption and business human rights

Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Bill: Failure to prevent fraud offence – Update

The next round of the consideration of the new failure to prevent fraud offence (the FTPF Offence), proposed as part of the Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Bill (the Bill), saw the House of Lords push back again on restricting application of the offence to large organisations only. The proposal, which the House of Lords … Continue Reading

Patisserie Valerie charges preview impact of new failure to prevent fraud offence

The recent Patisserie Valerie charges against four individuals provide a preview of the type of scenario in which companies could be investigated under the new failure to prevent fraud offence as well as the expanded test for corporate criminal liability. In this blog, we outline the charges brought by the SFO, provide an update on … Continue Reading

UK fraud strategy: loud bark, little bite?

The UK government recently published its fraud strategy paper: Fraud Strategy: Stopping Scams and Protecting the Public. The prevalence of fraud in the UK cannot be overstated: victims of fraud reported losing £2.35 billion in 2021 and recent research estimates fraud losses in 2021 equate to some £137 billion. The new fraud strategy has three … Continue Reading
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