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Mitigating the risks of fraud during unchartered challenges

27 March 2020

With a relaxed controls environment the risk of fraud will increase. Mitigating those risks will be critical to continued operations and vigilant governance. Read more here.

Sentencing of charity boss highlights risk of insider fraud
Timothy Merritt

11 February 2020

Tim Merritt, RSM’s Head of Fraud Risk Services, comments on the five year sentence handed down to Patrick McLarry, former chief executive of charity Yately Industries for the Disabled for defrauding more than £250,000 from the company’s pension scheme.

Businesses reported £682m of fraud in 2018-19
Timothy Merritt

19 November 2019

Businesses are being urged to do more to protect themselves from fraud as new figures show that business losses reported to Action Fraud reached £682m last year.

Do you take whistleblowing seriously? You need to.
Timothy Merritt

08 October 2019

Having whistleblowing mechanisms in place to help employees raise their concerns is a must have – not a nice to have. Organisations must support these with the right policies and procedures so they are as effective as possible. Read more here.

Is the prevention of bribery still on the Board agenda?
Timothy Merritt

08 October 2019

A recent Court case proves that Bribery Act compliance is no longer just best practice. For many, compliance with the adequate procedures will have dropped off organisational radars and risk registers. Discover the steps that you should undertake to ensure compliance.

NHS Health Matters report - Summer 2018
Timothy Merritt

22 August 2018

Welcome to RSM’s summer edition of Health Matters. In this edition we have included an eclectic mix of articles in this instance based upon recent experiences of our client delivery teams.

The consumer sector is not immune to tax evasion, money laundering or bribery, so what should Boards be thinking about?

15 June 2018

For the consumer sector with global supply chains and third-party networks, the risk of illegal or suspicious activity is considerably higher.

NHS Health Matters report - Spring 2018
Timothy Merritt

27 April 2018

As we enter a new financial year RSM’s latest edition of Health Matter’s concentrates on the constant requirement to ensure good governance is maintained. Whilst our experience of working in a wide and varied base of NHS organisations shows that governance is generally effective, a few recent CQC reports have highlighted concerns in this area. This edition is based around the theme of governance and covers a range of issues. Download your copy now.

How the Bribery Act 2010 impacts you and your organisation
Timothy Merritt

09 April 2018

The Bribery Act 2010 has transformed the legal framework in relation to corruption and bribery in the United Kingdom and overseas by introducing new, chargeable offences. This includes, for example, the corporate offence of ‘failure to prevent bribery’ which can lead to a sentence of up to 10 years imprisonment with unlimited fines. Have you considered the implications and reputational affect in exposure of your organisation?

NHS Health Matters – Winter 2017

14 December 2017

Welcome to the December edition of RSM’s Health Matters publication.

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