Fraud control in emergency management - COVID-19

The UK Government is responding with measures to mitigate the economic and social impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Recent guidance from the Cabinet Office and the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) provides advice on steps that should be taken by those in government bodies and local authorities that are administering emergency programmes on behalf of the UK Government.

Cabinet Office and CPS guidance

The following guidance sets out key principles which are designed to help control the levels of fraud in emergency management contexts. All of those involved in the administration of measures as part of the response to COVID-19 should read this guide:

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has also published advice on the current types of fraud which are particularly common during times of crisis and how you can prevent yourself from becoming a victim of fraud:


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