A number of anti-fraud organisations have argued that the government’s decision not to publish lists of companies that have received coronavirus loan payments has encouraged fraud.
The lack of transparency, it is claimed, has encouraged fraudulent claims as the applications are not being subject to full scrutiny.
Rahman Ravelli’s Neil Williams wrote an article examining the strength of this argument and concerns that the regulatory and compliance frameworks may not be “up to the job’’. He also assessed the importance of data in identifying fraud and the nature of the loan fraud risks facing the government.
His piece, which was published by Lawyer Monthly, can be read here.