Will the Next Government Dismantle the SFO?

Article, Lawyer MonthlyJune 2017


Here John Burgar, Head of Investigations at RGL Forensics, talks to Lawyer Monthly about the current work of the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) in the UK, and the current government agendas for confronting fraud crimes across the nation.

As appeared in Lawyer Monthly, 6 June 2017

By John Burgar

The Conservative Party’s election manifesto unveiled their plans, if successful on 8th June, to incorporate the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) into the National Crime Agency (NCA). The stated aim is to ‘strengthen Britain’s response to white collar crime’ and ‘bolster the investigation of serious fraud, money laundering and financial crime’. Other than citing an improvement in intelligence sharing, no additional perceived benefits are evident.

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