Week Commencing 14/02/2022 – In The News

Two fake PPE companies shut down Companies fraudulently took £180,000 from COVID-19 financial assistance schemes. CK Sales Ltd and Lambden Smart Solutions Ltd have been wound up by the High Court and the Official Receiver has been appointed liquidator of the companies. Both companies purported to supply PPE, which was desperately needed when the pandemic […]

Week Commencing 03/01/2022 – In The News

FA, Premier League, EFL & PFA announces joint brain health initiative The FA, Premier League, EFL and Professional Footballers Association (PFA) have announced a new joint action plan on understanding, promoting, and protecting brain health. The plan focuses on research, education, awareness, and support for players. It will bring together all workstreams and resources to manage […]

Week Commencing 13/12/2021 – In The News

Bank warning: HSBC alerts customers to convincing email fraud – ‘Real or scam?’ HSBC is warning its customers of the dangers posed by the latest example of convincing email fraud. Referred to as phishing, fraudsters target innocent members of the public by posing as respected organisations, such as banks, to convince them to part with […]

The Impact of Fraud on Health & Safety

Fraud is not typically a topic that comes up regularly when you consider Health & Safety risks to your business. It is a term that is more associated with corporate backhanders, corruption, identity theft, money laundering and more recently internet scams. These are some examples of criminal activities that fit the laws interpretation of fraudulent […]

Safety Spotlight – Whistleblowing & Modern Slavery

As part of December’s Hazard of the Month, Fraud, we’re highlighting two key areas: Whistleblowing and Modern Slavery. Whistleblowing Whistleblowing is the term used to describe when a worker passes along information concerning a wrongdoing – typically, but not always, something they’ve witnessed while at work. Whistle-blowers are protected by law, meaning they should not be treated […]

Top 10 Tips for Fraud Prevention

All businesses targeted by fraud are at risk of loss of revenue and reputation – although small and medium sized enterprises are most at risk due to their size. Scammers have many ways to target businesses, and it is important to be aware of the different avenues they may take. However, with the right controls […]

Week commencing 29th October 2018 – In the News

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2018 Budget unveils new funding and support for Mental Health and Wellbeing This week, many in the Health and Safety world have been poring over and scrutinising the 2018 Budget, which was unveiled this week. Importantly, however, the Chancellor outlined plans to provide an extra £2bn funding for Mental Health support services across the company. […]