The Serious Fraud Office provided services within Vote Serious Fraud in order support the outcomes of:
- a confident business environment that is largely free of serious financial crime
- a just society that is largely free of fraud, bribery and corruption.
Strategic measures and results
The tables below summarise the outcomes we aim to achieve and how we measure our performance against our strategic goals.
A confident business environment that is largely free of serious financial crime (PDF)
A just society that is largely free of fraud, bribery and corruption (PDF)
Operational performance measures and results
Performance measures and standards have been established to monitor the efficiency and effectiveness of managing the three key activities of complaints, investigations and prosecutions within the output expense. The measures for Part 1 enquiries were instigated in 2015/16 so the 2014/15 results have no direct comparison. Investigations commenced refers only to Part 2 investigations. Prior to 2014/15 results included what are now separate Part 1 enquiries which took less time to complete.
|Number of complaints
(not a formal measure)
within 20 working days
|Number of Part 1
|Percentage of Part 1
within 3 months
|30 Cases||15 Cases||16 Cases||18 Cases||18 Cases|
|Percentage of cases
|*Complex investigations completed within 18 months|
|Number of cases brought
|8 Cases||6 Cases||10 Cases||10 Cases||9 Cases|
Output expense: investigation and prosecution of serious financial crime
This output expense provides for services by the SFO to detect, investigate and prosecute serious financial crimes, including activities directed at making the commission of financial crimes more difficult, and detection and prosecution more effective. These activities include work outside our core role, such as educating those in the industry through attending events or speaking opportunities. We proactively communicate and raise awareness of our work with our stakeholders. The SFO also actively researches and gathers knowledge from international bodies to improve our effectiveness.