Action Fraud: Finance

Home Office written question – answered on 7th October 2019.

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Photo of Ronnie Cowan Ronnie Cowan Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Infrastructure)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what due diligence her Department has taken to ensure that the funding provided for the Action Fraud contact meets the demand of the service.

Photo of Brandon Lewis Brandon Lewis The Minister of State, Home Department

The Home Office keeps the funding requirements for the Action Fraud service under regular review to ensure that resources can meet the demand from victims. However, the Home Office remains committed to improving the law enforcement response to fraud. That is why we requested that Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary Fire and Rescue Services (HMICFRS) conduct a thematic inspection on fraud to ensure our response is meeting the needs of fraud victims

The City of London Police (as the National Lead Force for fraud) is currently implementing recommendations within HMICFRS’ inspection report, which was published on 2nd April.

The Home Office will monitor delivery of HMICFRS’ recommendations through its Economic Crime Delivery Board (chaired by the Permanent Secretaries of the Home Office and HMT) and Economic Crime Strategic Board (chaired by the Home Secretary and the Chancellor).

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