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18 May 2017

The risk assessment: A “reasonable procedure” to ensure your organisation is not facilitating tax evasion

By Matthew Russell With the Criminal Finances Bill recently receiving Royal Assent and the September implementation date for the new corporate offence of failure to prevent the facilitation of tax evasion fast approaching, our clients are starting to think about what “reasonable procedures” look like in the context of their...

15 May 2017

How are the top construction companies building proactive counter fraud strategies?

By Jonathan Holmes, Jonathan Roe and Pierre-Edouard Pichot Recent media coverage suggests fraud in the UK construction industry has never been more prevalent. Cases of bribery, cash-for-contracts, procurement scams and other alleged wrongdoing in the sector have hit the headlines in the past few months. The direct costs of such...

09 January 2017

What does good look like in the world of surveillance?

By Ruk Permal I was recently appointed as primary adviser to the FICC Markets Standards Board (FMSB) on market abuse and surveillance. Over the past few months, the team and I worked closely with FMSB leadership and its member firms to produce Statements of Good Practices on Surveillance. This document...

21 December 2016

The Fright before Christmas! The 2016 Advent Calendar

Over the month of December we ran our 2016 Fraud Academy Advent Calendar which included bite sized hot topics detailing threats your business should consider during the Festive period. These covered everything from supplier overindulgence, to the rise of corporate gifts and new and age old online scams your organisation...

07 December 2016

A Christmas future: Bribery and corruption in 2022

By Mark Anderson Over five years have passed since the UK Bribery Act was passed into law. Few will disagree that much has changed in the world of anti-bribery and corruption compliance in that time, most of it for the better. But with the World Bank estimating that more than...

30 November 2016

Making sure we all stay on Santa’s nice list this year!

By Jonathan Holmes & Kelly McInnis At this time of year, we all have gift giving on our minds and this is no different in the corporate world. Gift giving is a long standing corporate tradition and it is especially popular during the holiday season so an appropriate time to...

04 November 2016

The Fright Before Christmas - 2016 Advent Calendar sign-up

You are invited to sign up for our Fraud Academy 2016 Advent Calendar. ‘The Fright before Christmas’ will include bite sized hot topics detailing threats your business should be considering this Festive period. Threats to your organisation The holiday season is a time to be merry but this time of...

24 October 2016

Cyber crime and your organisation

Understanding your organisation’s threat landscape As part of the PwC Fraud Academy in the South East, we bring you a series of short video briefings with the aim of helping businesses prevent, detect and investigate fraud and economic crime. The final video in our series is below, along with links...

14 October 2016

Preventing corporate fraud: A regulatory update

Understanding your organisation’s threat landscape As part of the PwC Fraud Academy in the South East, we bring you a series of three short video briefings with the aim of helping businesses prevent, detect and investigate fraud and economic crime. Our first video in our series is now live below,...

Preventing and responding to economic crime: the Global Economic Crime Survey 2016

Understanding your organisation’s threat landscape As part of the PwC Fraud Academy in the South East, we bring you a series of short video briefings with the aim of helping businesses prevent, detect and investigate fraud and economic crime. Our first video was published last week, if you have not...