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SFO publishes Annual Business Plan 2021/22

The Serious Fraud Office yesterday published its Business Plan for 2021/22.

The Business Plan details how the SFO will deliver on its mission to fight complex economic crime, deliver justice for victims and protect the UK’s reputation as a safe place to do business.

To realise this ambition, the 2021/22 Business Plan describes the action we will take in four priority areas of operations, people, stakeholders, and technology. Together, these actions will contribute towards the SFO’s strategic objectives:

  • To investigate and prosecute the most serious or complex cases of fraud, bribery and corruption.
  • To uphold the rule of law, deliver justice for victims and recover the proceeds of financial crime.
  • To deter criminals and require offending companies to reform in order to protect the UK’s economy and global reputation as a safe place to invest and do business.
  • To collaborate with partners in the UK and overseas to ensure there is no safe haven for those who commit serious financial crime.

Introducing the Business Plan, Lisa Osofsky, Director of the SFO, yesterday said:

“As this is the third and final year of our 2019-22 Strategic Plan, we have developed our Business Plan with an eye to our next multi-year Strategic Plan.

“In this context, and in the light of the significant change we have experienced over the past year, we have refreshed our organisational Mission and Strategic Objectives to state clearly what we aim to achieve as an organisation in meeting our statutory remit and delivering the best possible outcomes for the UK public.

“These are captured in this year’s plan and underpin the actions we will take, as well as our approach to monitoring and understanding the progress we make.”

Reflecting on the results and the successes of the past year, she added:

“I am deeply proud to lead the Serious Fraud Office in its critically important work.

“The dedication, focus, flexibility, creativity and collaboration that my colleagues in the SFO have shown in the past year is remarkable. They provide a strong platform from which we will meet next year’s inevitable challenges and opportunities.”

The Business Plan for 2021/22 details how the SFO will consolidate our success and continue to deliver for victims and the public in the coming year.

You can read the Business Plan here.


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