Alex has reaffirmed his commitment to making the United Kingdom a more hostile environment for economic crime.
In 2020-21, the CPS prosecuted over 6,500 defendants for fraud, with an 85.6% conviction rate. Meanwhile, in the last five years, the Serious Fraud Office have secured court orders requiring the payment of over £1.3 billion from defendants to the taxpayer.
Alex said: "Fraud shatters lives and can destroy people's futures. That's why I am determined to build on our work to make the United Kingdom a more hostile environment for all forms of economic crime, including fraud. That is why the SFO is increasingly getting the resources it needs to ramp up its capability to take the fight to fraudsters."