Economic Crime – A Consensus Issue
Fighting economic crime should not be a political matter, nor something that divides political opinion. Economic crime should be a cross-party, unifying foe.
In July 2019, the UK government set out a comprehensive plan for tackling economic crime. The first of its kind, the Economic Crime Plan (ECP) 2019–2022 set out an ambitious agenda to strengthen the country's whole-system response to the threat. As activities under the Plan conclude, much remains to be done, and further discussion is needed to prepare the UK to face the challenges ahead.
As part of its project tracking the implementation of the ECP, RUSI’s Centre for Financial Crime and Security Studies (CFCS) is holding a cross-party discussion to showcase economic crime as a consensus issue on which UK politicians of whatever stripe should align to drive change.
This event will be chaired by Maria Nizzero, Research Fellow at the Centre for Financial Crime and Security Studies.
To consider this challenge, we are delighted to welcome:
Baroness Kramer PC served as MP for Richmond Park from 2005 to 2010. A member of the Liberal Democrats, she has been their Treasury Spokesperson since 2015 and is also currently a member of the Economic Affairs Committee and a Vice-Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Anti-Corruption and Responsible Tax.
Kevin Hollinrake has been the Conservative MP for Thirsk and Malton since May 2015. He is currently a member of the Treasury Select Committee, Vice-Chair of the APPG on Anti-Corruption and Responsible Tax and the Co-Chair of the APPG on Fair Business Banking.
Alison Thewliss is a Scottish National Party (SNP) politician who has been MP for Glasgow Central since 2015. She is currently the Shadow SNP Spokesperson for Treasury, as well as a member of the Treasury Committee and a Vice-Chair of the APPG on Anti-Corruption and Responsible Tax.
Pat McFadden is a member of the Labour party, serving as Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury since 2021. He has served as the MP for Wolverhampton South East since 2005. Under the last Labour government, he was appointed Minister of State at the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform in 2007.