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Following the announcement that a General Election will be held on 4 July, Select Committees will be unable to meet from 24 May and will cease to exist from 30 May until after the General Election. This work has therefore closed.

This inquiry examines the impact of fraud on victims and how they are supported in the aftermath. It asks how effective Government and law enforcement agencies are at identifying and combatting existing and emerging forms of fraud. The Committee also looks at how new technologies, such as the growth of artificial intelligence, could transform fraud and the role of technology and social media companies in tackling this form of crime.

Read the terms of reference to find out more about this inquiry.

This inquiry is no longer accepting evidence

The deadline for submissions was Friday 20 October 2023.

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Past events

Wednesday 13 March 2024
9:30am Public
Fraud - Oral evidence 13 March 2024
  • Mark Cheeseman OBE (Chief Executive at Public Sector Fraud Authority)
  • Simon Fell (Prime Minister's Anti-Fraud Champion at Home Office)
  • Nick Ephgrave QPM
  • Rt Hon Tom Tugendhat MP (Minister for Security at Home Office)
  • Duncan Tessier (Director of Economic Crime at Home Office)
  • The Baroness Vere of Norbiton (Parliamentary Secretary at HM Treasury)
  • Anna Harvey (Deputy Director (Payments and Fintech) at HM Treasury)
The Grimond Room, Portcullis House
Wednesday 28 February 2024
9:30am Public
Fraud - Oral evidence 28 February 2024
  • Nik Adams (Assistant Commissioner at City of London Police)
  • Chris Bell (Service Delivery Director at City of London Police)
  • DCI Clare Chandler (Head at Regional Economic Crime Unit, North East Region)
  • James Babbage (Director General of Threats at National Crime Agency)
  • CCP Andrew Penhale (Head of the Regional and Wales Division at Crown Prosecution Service)
  • Steve Smart OBE (Joint Executive Director of Enforcement & Market Oversight at Financial Conduct Authority)
  • Richard Las CBE (Director of Fraud Investigation Service at HM Revenue and Customs)
The Grimond Room, Portcullis House
Wednesday 7 February 2024
9:00am Private
9:30am Public
Fraud - Oral evidence 7 February 2024
  • Paul Davis (Financial Crime Prevention Director at TSB Bank)
  • Woody Malouf (Global Head of Financial Crime at Revolut)
  • Chris Ainsley (Head of Fraud Risk Management at Santander Bank)
  • Philip Milton (Public Policy Manager at Meta)
  • Alex Towers (Director of Policy and Public Affairs at BT Group)
  • Simon Staffell (Government Affairs Director at Microsoft)
The Grimond Room, Portcullis House
Wednesday 17 January 2024
9:00am Private
9:30am Public
Fraud - Oral evidence 17 January 2024
  • Mike Haley (Chief Executive at Cifas)
  • Richard Hyde (Senior Researcher at Social Market Foundation)
  • Sophie Davis (Director of Research at Crest Advisory)
  • Professor Nicholas Ryder (Professor in Financial Crime at Cardiff University)
  • Professor Nicholas Lord (Professor of Criminology at The University of Manchester)
  • James Babbage (Director General of Threats (Economic and Organised Crime) at National Crime Agency)
The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House

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