The CSOSG is an independent grouping of individual civil society organisations whose constitution or governing principles give them an institutional or practical interest in matters related to the UK government’s performance on tackling economic crime.
The CSOSG’s role is to track and inform the UK government’s delivery of the Economic Crime Plan 2019–2022 (ECP), to highlight any new and emerging areas of economic crime risk and to provide an independent challenge function for the Economic Crime Strategic Board (ECSB), the public–private body governing delivery of the ECP.
The CSOSG was founded by the Fraud Advisory Panel, Global Witness, the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), Spotlight on Corruption and Transparency International in February 2020.
The current membership (as of July 2021) consists of:
- Fraud Advisory Panel
- Spotlight on Corruption
- Transparency International UK
- The Sentry
- UK Anti-Corruption Coalition Coordinator
Membership of the CSOSG is open to not-for-profit organisations whose constitution or governing principles demonstrate a legitimate interest in economic crime issues, and whose interests are not represented elsewhere within the wider ECSB governance structures.
Any organisation wishing to join the CSOSG should contact: HelenaW@rusi.org
The CSOSG is independent of the ECSB, but mirrors its meeting tempo in order to feed in timely CSOSG member positions on key issues. Minutes of CSOSG meetings are shared with the ECSB secretariat.
Chairing of the group operates on a six-month rotation.
The CSOSG is not a consensus organisation – members are free to take differing positions and drive different individual organisational priorities. The CSOSG incumbent chair’s role is to reflect the range of different views on economic crime matters in meeting minutes.
CSOSG Meeting Minutes
Here we collate the minutes of the meetings held by the CSOSG.