Statutory Accounting & Corporate Structure Fraud Project Team
Cabinet Office, Companies House, Insolvency Service and HMRC came together to innovatively tackle the problem of company account fraud as a cross government project team. The team collectively sits at the heart of the Government’s strategic aim to combat economic and organised crime. In coming together, the project team delivered a record-breaking counter-fraud pilot, and was able to improve the integrity of the public register of company accounts.
The team delivered this by being the first to use the ground-breaking Digital Economy Act (DEA) and through the innovative use of data and data analytics. However, the success was predominantly achieved through focusing on a common vision, working collectively to empower each other and overcoming obstacles as a team.
The strength of this collaboration continues to be seen post-pilot. It has forged wider and deeper relationships between all organisations involved at both the operational and strategic levels. In doing so, it has improved Government’s ability to fight fraud whilst ensuring the integrity of the Companies House register for citizens and the wider public and private sector.