In recognition of our global lead in this field, our international partners have already asked us to lead an international working group in this area. The GCFP will continue to be flexible, evolving in line with the needs of its members, and the changing threat posed by fraud and economic crime.For more information: contact us at [email protected] visit our website here Today, the Minister for the Constitution, Chloe Smith MP, has announced a new central government Profession to be launched on 9th October for specialists working to fight fraud and economic crime. The Government Counter Fraud Profession (GCFP) will create a new community of counter fraud specialists across government, with benefits for both individuals and organisations.The GCFP will enhance the structure of the government’s counter fraud capability and put the UK Government in a better position to find and fight fraud and economic crime. The launch of the profession represents the culmination of 2 years work, with over 100 organisations having been involved in its development. It will provide counter fraud specialists across government organisations with a common framework of Professional Standards and Competencies. It will also introduce a Professional Skills Platform (PSP), a web-based tool through which members can register their knowledge, skills, and experience, and self-assess against a range of counter fraud roles.By having common standards, organisations will be able to identify what skills they do, and do not, have and get those skills to the right areas. They will also be provided with the ability to improve access to counter fraud capability and help deliver better quality products, whether fraud investigations, risk assessments or data analytics. Working with a common framework of standards, organisations will also be able to share learning programmes and develop new initiatives together.The Profession will move beyond a focus on investigation and will look more at preventing and understanding fraud. This is because the GCFP recognises that to build a world-class counter fraud capability in the public sector, the UK needs a professional structure that recognises the complexity of counter fraud activity.Minister for the Constitution, Chloe Smith, said: I am pleased to be announcing that the government will launch the new Counter Fraud Profession on the 9th October. The launch of the GCFP will make the UK a global leader in the professionalisation of counter fraud and will give our specialist staff an excellent and well-deserved opportunity for career progression within the discipline. This government remains committed to tackling fraud in any capacity, including against the public purse, and this new Profession is one way we are enhancing our ability to do so.
TIMELINE: Spygate, Deflategate and other controversial incidents under Bill BelichickPart of the explanation for the harsh penalties is the Patriots’ recent history of impropriety, including infamous scandals such as Spygate and Deflategate.The Patriots admitted recording the field broke the rules, but claim their coaches and football operations staff were unaware of the videographer’s intentions or actions. The production team was in Cleveland ostensibly to record a video feature on a New England advance scout. But, as shown in a video snipped released by Fox on Sunday, the cameras also recorded close-ups of the Bengals’ sideline one week before the Patriots visited Cincinnati. Losses of draft picks, management suspensions and fines are among penalties the Patriots may face from the NFL for videotaping the Bengals sideline during Cincinnati’s Week 14 game against the Browns, according to a report from CBS Sports.Jason La Canfora reports New England is likely to lose “at least one draft pick” and face “heavy fines” following the conclusion of the league’s investigation. In addition, the NFL may suspend a member of the organization’s upper management. According to an NFL Network report, the league has finished the interview stage of the investigation but has not set a timetable for its conclusion. “All options are on the table” for potential punishments, per Ian Rapoport.The videographer, Dave Mondillo, has already been suspended by the team, according to The Boston Globe.Mondillo released a statement Sunday evening, saying he “had no intention to provide footage to football operations, … did not provide any footage” and “was never asked to do so.” Puzzilingly, the statement also misidentifies the Browns’ stadium as “Progressive Field,” which is the stadium where MLB’s Cleveland Indians play, about a mile away from the Browns’ FirstEnergy Stadium.Statement from David Mondillo, Supervising Producer, Kraft Sports and Entertainment. #Patriots pic.twitter.com/0gWGRoErgb— Tom Leyden (@TomLeyden) December 15, 2019 read more