Cifas provides policy makers with essential insight into the issue of fraud and financial crime via in-depth statistics, briefings, and responses to consultations.
Fraud and financial crime is an increasingly pervasive issue for everyone, from the consumer wanting to protect themselves from identity fraud, to an organisation setting up its defences against cybercrime.
Whether you’re a politician or policy maker working on local or national level, you’ll need clear information and guidance on how to help people tackle and prevent financial crime.
We can help with:
Cifas has a long-standing relationship with government and the public sector. Our National Fraud Database is supplemented by a broad range of data from public sector organisations, including:
This information is regularly added to our database to help flag cases where there is a real risk of fraud.
We work with the UK Government in a range of other ways, including:
We are a trusted partner to many public sector organisations, helping them prevent fraud losses, achieve public policy objectives, disseminate law enforcement alerts, deliver legislative objectives and help victims of fraud.
Alongside this, our cross-sector nature and three decades of experience in the fraud and financial crime sphere means we are well-placed to offer holistic and detailed views and analysis on fraud levels, prevention tactics and support for victims. We are an ideal resource for policy makers, providing impartial analysis on fraud and financial crime.
Before the General Election in June 2017 Cifas called on the future Government to act in three distinct areas in our General Election 2017 Briefing to help tackle fraud in the UK:
In 2016 we also launched manifestos for the devolved Parliamentary, Assembly and Police and Crime Commissioner elections.
Read our full asks of candidates: