Following a significant increase in reported cases of fraud, the Justice Committee has announced a new inquiry into the criminal justice system’s approach to combatting this type of crime.

During formal evidence sessions set to start in the new year, the committee will consider how fraud convictions are investigated and prosecuted in the courts and assess the likely impact of new strategies, including the Government’s fraud action plan for 2022 - 2025 and the Crown Prosecution Service’s (CPS) economic crime strategy. It will also investigate the experiences of victims and the impact fraud has had.

It is reported fraud accounts for approximately half of all crimes committed and could cost the UK over £1...

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