Barclays and ex-staff charged with fraud

Barclays and ex-staff charged with fraud

Barclays PLC and four former executives have been charged with conspiracy to commit fraud and the provision of unlawful financial assistance. The Serious Fraud Office charges come at the end of a five-year investigation and relate to the bank’s fundraising at the height of 2008’s financial crisis. Former chief executive John Varley is one of the four ex-staff who will face Westminster magistrates on 3 July. Barclays says it is considering its position and awaiting…

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UK's fraud hotspots revealed by Which?

UK's fraud hotspots revealed by Which?

Norfolk is a dating scams hotspot, Surrey succumbs to investment fraud and west and mid-Wales suffers cold calling computer cons, according to data from UK cyber-crime centre Action Fraud. Consumer watchdog Which? has collated the data, which came via a Freedom of Information request And it wants the government to do more to tackle the problem. A recent Office of National Statistics survey suggested there are 5.4 million fraud and computer misuse cases a year….

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Several men arrested as Newcastle & West Ham raided in tax fraud investigation

Several men arrested as Newcastle & West Ham raided in tax fraud investigation

Newcastle United and West Ham United’s grounds have been raided in a fraud investigation, resulting in several arrests. HMRC said it deployed 180 officers across the UK and France, and several men working within professional football had been held. It searched premises in the north east and south east of England. The BBC understands the suspected income tax and National Insurance fraud amounts to £5m. Business records, financial records, computers and mobile phones were also…

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Electoral fraud: Voters will have to show ID in pilot scheme

Electoral fraud: Voters will have to show ID in pilot scheme

Voters will have to show proof of identity in a government pilot scheme aimed at reducing electoral fraud. Some councils in England, including Birmingham and Bradford, will trial the scheme at local elections in 2018. Constitution minister Chris Skidmore said the pilot would “ensure the integrity of our electoral system”. But former London mayor Ken Livingstone said it was a “political” move and would make life more difficult for most people because of a handful…

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