The Serious Fraud Office is an independent government department, operating under the superintendence of the Attorney General.  Its purpose is to protect society by investigating and, if appropriate, prosecuting those who commit serious or complex fraud, bribery and corruption and pursuing them and others for the proceeds of their crime.  It operates in line with its statutory purpose and policies.  Its Director is David Green CB QC.

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05 March 2015

SFO is investigating Bank of England liquidity auctions

The SFO can confirm it is investigating material referred to it by the Bank of England concerning liquidity auctions during the financial crisis in 2007 and 2008. The material is the result of an independent inquiry that ...

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17 November 2014

Stuart Alford QC: Enforcing the UK Bribery Act - The UK Serious Fraud Office's Perspective


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Pension Scams

Project Bloom aims to help prevent frauds where members of the public are encouraged access their pension before retirement.