37 organisations have teamed up to launch ‘Fighting Fraud Together’, a new strategy that aims to reduce fraud.
Fraud is estimated to cost the UK £38 billion every year.
It is the first time that the government, industry representatives, voluntary groups and law enforcement agencies have joined together on such a large scale to sign a joint commitment to tackle fraud.
All 37 partners that have signed up to Fighting Fraud Together will contribute to and be accountable for its success. They are intent on expanding and extending the successful activities that exist in their sectors and sharing fraud intelligence across boundaries to prevent and disrupt the activities of fraudsters.
Fighting Fraud Together and its accompanying action plan place strong emphasis on preventing fraud through greater fraud awareness and self protection, combined with stronger government and industry prevention systems and controls. It also sets out a more effective approach to enforcement.
James Brokenshire MP, Minister for Crime and Security, said: “I applaud the different organisations and industry groups that have joined together today to play their own part in Fighting Fraud Together. By sharing what we know