The Fraud Review was established to recommend ways of reducing fraud
and the harm it does to the economy and society. Previous reviews have
looked at specific parts of the fraud problem (e.g. the Roskill Commission
on fraud trials) but this is the first look at the totality of the problem.
Although the details of fiscal and benefit fraud were outside the terms of
reference, many of the recommendations are as relevant to these frauds as
to fraud against business and the consumer.
Fraud Review Update
At the conference held to launch the Government Response to the Fraud Review on 15th March 2007, the then Attorney General Lord Goldsmith undertook to provide a progress report on the work announced. Since then a new Attorney General has been appointed, together with a new Home Secretary and a new Secretary of State for Justice. Lord Goldsmith, with the then Chief Secretary, commissioned the Review itself and has been a doughty champion of the recommendations. The Fraud Review team and all our stakeholders will remain grateful to him for setting us on the road; but Baroness Scotland and her fellow CJS Ministers remain just as committed the next stage of the Review, as her Foreward indicates.
Fighting Fraud Together
The Attorney General sets out a new vision for tackling fraud – Press Release October 2007 – Click here for full details