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Progress combating fraud

Fraud against both businesses and individuals is a serious and growing problem in the UK. The Home Office (the Department) and the National Crime Agency (NCA) are responsible for delivering many of the government’s objectives on combatting fraud. The Home Office is also developing a new Fraud Action Plan.

This study will assess the effectiveness of the government’s activity to combat fraud, in particular:

  • government’s level of understanding of the scale and threat of fraud;
  • government’s response to date and how appropriate this is to the threat; and
  • how effective the Department’s future plans are likely to be.

As part of this, we are interested in the perspectives of people who have experienced fraud themselves and the views of charities and other organisations that represent victims of fraud. The questionnaire linked here gives you the opportunity to share your perspective. If you wish to provide other evidence for this report, please email The report team will consider all evidence that is submitted but may not be able to respond to people individually.