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The Information Officer Serious Fraud Office 2-4 Cockspur Street London SW1Y 5BS

Please describe as clearly as possible what information you are interested in, and include your contact details. More information about the Freedom of Information Act is available on the website of the Information Commissioner’s Office.

FOI requests in 2017

FOI number

Subject

Date of response

FOI requests and answers

FOI2016-165

SFO publications

January 2017

FOI2016-165 - SFO publications Last Updated: 15 February, 2017

227 KB [PDF]

FOI2016-167

SFO team organograms

January 2017

FOI2016-167 - SFO team organograms Last Updated: 15 February, 2017

637 KB [PDF]

FOI2016-169

IT department

January 2017

FOI2016-169 - IT department Last Updated: 15 February, 2017

211 KB [PDF]

OI2016-170

Deferred Prosecution Agreements

January 2017

FOI2016-170 - Deferred Prosecution Agreements (DPA) Last Updated: 15 February, 2017

208 KB [PDF]

FOI2016-172

Fees to counsel

January 2017

FOI2016-172 - Fees to counsel Last Updated: 15 February, 2017

217 KB [PDF]

FOI2016-174

Resourcing – EU exit

January 2017

FOI2016-174 - Resourcing for EU exit Last Updated: 15 February, 2017

283 KB [PDF]

FOI2016-175

FINRA news release

January 2017

FOI2016-175 - FINRA news release Last Updated: 15 February, 2017

205 KB [PDF]

FOI2017-005

BACS payments and direct debits

January 2017

FOI2017-005 - BACS payments and direct debits Last Updated: 6 March, 2017

362 KB [PDF]

FOI2017-006

Body worn cameras

January 2017

FOI2017-006 - Body worn cameras Last Updated: 6 March, 2017

284 KB [PDF]

FOI2017-008

Referrals to the SFO

January 2017

FOI2017-008 - Referrals to the SFO Last Updated: 6 March, 2017

300 KB [PDF]

FOI2017-012

Resourcing – Grade 6 staff

January 2017

FOI2017-012 - Resourcing - Grade 6 staff Last Updated: 6 March, 2017

291 KB [PDF]

FOI2017-013

Mobile phone data

January 2017

FOI2017-013 - Mobile phone data Last Updated: 6 March, 2017

206 KB [PDF]

FOI2017-018

Law enforcement training

January 2017

FOI2017-018 - Law enforcement training Last Updated: 6 March, 2017

302 KB [PDF]

FOI2017-001

FOI requests answered in 2016

February 2017

FOI2017-001 - FOI requests answered in 2016 Last Updated: 8 March, 2017

204 KB [PDF]

FOI2017-014

Overseas corruption

February 2017

FOI2017-014 - Overseas corruption Last Updated: 8 March, 2017

283 KB [PDF]

FOI2017-022

Mutual legal assistance – requests excecuted

March 2017

FOI2017-020

 Data handling

March 2017

FOI2017-020 - Data handling Last Updated: 27 April, 2017

209 KB [PDF]

FOI2017-035

Transport

April 2017

FOI2017-035 - Transport Last Updated: 1 June, 2017

322 KB [PDF]

FOI2017-036

IT planning for EU exit

March 2017

FOI2017-036 - IT planning for EU exit Last Updated: 27 April, 2017

205 KB [PDF]

FOI2017-038

Mutual Legal Assistance – new requests registered

March 2017
FOI2017-038 Mutual Legal Assistance - new requests registered Last Updated: 27 April, 2017

214 KB [PDF]

FOI2017-039

Discontinued investigations

April 2017

FOI2017-039 - Discontinued investigations Last Updated: 1 June, 2017

205 KB [PDF]

FOI2017-040

Salary bands

March 2017

FOI2017-040 - Salary bands Last Updated: 27 April, 2017

246 KB [PDF]

FOI2017-043 Libor report April 2017 
FOI2017-043 - Libor report Last Updated: 1 June, 2017

288 KB [PDF]

FOI2017-046

Deferred Prosecution Agreement – Tesco

April 2017
FOI2017-046 - Deferred Prosecution Agreement (Tesco) Last Updated: 1 June, 2017

296 KB [PDF]

FOI2017-050 Investigatory Powers Act April 2017
FOI2017-050 - Investigatory Powers Act Last Updated: 1 June, 2017

292 KB [PDF]

FOI requests in 2016

FOI number Subject Date of response FOI requests and answers
FOI2016-002  Deferred Prosecution Agreements January 2016
FOI2016-002 - Deferred Prosecution Agreements Last Updated: 12 August, 2016

324 KB [PDF]

FOI2016-003 Bribery investigations  January 2016
FOI2016-003 - Bribery investigations  Last Updated: 12 August, 2016

208 KB [PDF]

FOI2016-009  Expenditure – Trials using EPE  February 2016
FOI2016-009 - Expenditure - Trials using EPE  Last Updated: 12 August, 2016

206 KB [PDF]

FOI2016-014 Director’s correspondence May 2016  
FOI2016-014 Director's correspondence Last Updated: 29 December, 2016

200 KB [PDF]

FOI2016-020 Media Licences February 2016
FOI2016-020 - Media Licences Last Updated: 12 August, 2016

290 KB [PDF]

FOI2016-027 Revenue – media March 2016
FOI2016-027 - Revenue - media Last Updated: 25 August, 2016

305 KB [PDF]

FOI2016-028 Revenue – Costs, R v Evans March 2016
FOI2016-028 - Revenue - Costs, R v Evans Last Updated: 12 August, 2016

211 KB [PDF]

FOI2016-031 DPA breaches March 2016
FOI2016-031- DPA breaches Last Updated: 12 August, 2016

206 KB [PDF]

FOI2016-034 Costs awarded against the SFO and staffing  April 2016
FOI2016-034 - Costs awarded against the SFO and staffing Last Updated: 29 December, 2016

238 KB [PDF]

FOI2016-035/045 Closed cases May 2016
FOI2016-035/045 - Closed cases Last Updated: 12 August, 2016

243 KB [PDF]

FOI2016-038 Deferred Prosecution Agreements April 2016
FOI2016-038 - Deferred Prosecution Agreements Last Updated: 12 August, 2016

209 KB [PDF]

FOI2016-039 Civil servant councillors April 2016
FOI2016-039 - Civil servant councillors Last Updated: 12 August, 2016

205 KB [PDF]

FOI2016-041 SFO Counsel April 2016
FOI2016-041 - SFO Counsel Last Updated: 12 August, 2016

413 KB [PDF]

FOI2016-052 Vehicle hire April 2016
FOI2016-052 - Vehicle hire Last Updated: 12 August, 2016

292 KB [PDF]

FOI2016-060 Bribery Act Offences May 2016
FOI2016-060 - Bribery Act Offences Last Updated: 12 August, 2016

317 KB [PDF]

FOI2016-061 ICT team structure May 2016
FOI2016-061 - ICT team structure Last Updated: 2 January, 2017

300 KB [PDF]

FOI2016-063 Travel and accommodation May 2016
FOI2016-063 - Travel and accommodation Last Updated: 12 August, 2016

330 KB [PDF]

FOI2016-064 HR policies and complaints May 2016
FOI2016-064 - HR policies and complaints Last Updated: 29 December, 2016

129 KB [PDF]

FOI2016-065 Bitcoin May 2016
FOI2016-065 - Bitcoin Last Updated: 12 August, 2016

299 KB [PDF]

FOI2016-067,68,69 Case costs June 2016
FOI2016-067,68,69 - Case costs Last Updated: 12 August, 2016

216 KB [PDF]

FOI2016-078 SR Morris Group Ltd July 2016
FOI2016-078 - SR Morris Group Ltd Last Updated: 29 December, 2016

206 KB [PDF]

FOI2016-079 SFO spend on Libor investigation June 2016
FOI2016-079 - SFO spend on Libor investigation Last Updated: 12 August, 2016

220 KB [PDF]

FOI2016-080 Interviews June 2016
FOI2016-080 - Interviews Last Updated: 12 August, 2016

210 KB [PDF]

FOI2016-083 Investigations and restraint and compensation orders July 2016
FOI2016-083 - Investigations and restraint and compensation orders Last Updated: 12 August, 2016

330 KB [PDF]

FOI2016-091 Searches July 2016
FOI2016-091 - Searches Last Updated: 12 August, 2016

286 KB [PDF]

FOI2016-101 Bribery Act charges August 2016
FOI2016-101 - Bribery Act charges Last Updated: 29 December, 2016

214 KB [PDF]

FOI2016-102 ENRC

July 2016

FOI2016-102 - ENRC Last Updated: 29 December, 2016

209 KB [PDF]

FOI2016-103 Temporary staff agencies September 2016
FOI2016-103 - Temporary staff agencies Last Updated: 29 December, 2016

131 KB [PDF]

FOI2016-105 Forex investigation August 2016
FOI2016-105 - Forex investigation Last Updated: 29 December, 2016

209 KB [PDF]

FOI2016-110 Work arising from Brexit September 2016
FOI2016-110 - Work arising from Brexit Last Updated: 29 December, 2016

293 KB [PDF]

FOI2016-112 Secondments September 2016
FOI2016-112 - Secondments Last Updated: 29 December, 2016

305 KB [PDF]

FOI2016-114 Section 2 interviews, cost awards, recruitment October 2016
FOI2016-114 - Section 2 interviews, cost awards, recruitment Last Updated: 29 December, 2016

295 KB [PDF]

FOI2016-117 Tesco investigation team September 2016
FOI2016- 117 - Tesco investigation team Last Updated: 29 December, 2016

206 KB [PDF]

FOI2016-118 SFO staffing September 2016
FOI2016-118 - SFO staffing Last Updated: 29 December, 2016

213 KB [PDF]

FOI2016-121 Convictions September 2016
FOI2016-121 - Convictions Last Updated: 29 December, 2016

129 KB [PDF]

FOI2016-124 Libor costs November 2016
FOI2016-124 - Libor costs Last Updated: 29 December, 2016

217 KB [PDF]

FOI2016-126 Expenditure; external law firms October 2016
FOI2016-126 - Expenditure; external law firms Last Updated: 29 December, 2016

258 KB [PDF]

FOI2016-127 Data handling October 2016
FOI2016-127 - Data handling Last Updated: 29 December, 2016

21- KB [PDF]

FOI2016-130 Forex costs October 2016
FOI2016-130 - Forex costs Last Updated: 1 January, 2017

129 KB [PDF]

FOI2016-133 Expenditure; ICT November 2016
FOI2016-133 - Expenditure; ICT Last Updated: 1 January, 2017

395 KB [PDF]

FOI2016-136 Expenditure; external law firms November 2016
FOI2016-136 - Expenditure; external law firms Last Updated: 1 January, 2017

218 KB [PDF]

FOI2016-139 Libor investigation November 2016
FOI2016-139 - Libor investigation Last Updated: 1 January, 2017

208 KB [PDF]

FOI2016-140 TV phone-in progammes (BBC) November 2016  
FOI2016-140 - TV phone-in programmes (BBC) Last Updated: 1 January, 2017

214 KB [PDF]

FOI2016-142 Perjury charges October 2016
FOI2016-142 - Perjury charges Last Updated: 1 January, 2017

202 KB [PDF]

FOI2016-145 Secondments (incoming) November 2016
FOI2016-145 - Secondments (incoming) Last Updated: 1 January, 2017

231 KB [PDF]

FOI2016-147 UK Export Finance December 2016
FOI2016-147 - UK Export Finance Last Updated: 1 January, 2017

284 KB [PDF]

FOI2016-150 Financial penalties December 2016
FOI2016-150 - Financial penalties Last Updated: 1 January, 2017

212 KB [PDF]

FOI2016-151 Intelligence gathering December 2016
FOI2016-151 - Intelligence gathering Last Updated: 1 January, 2017

39b KB [PDF]

FOI2016-154 Internet Records December 2016
FOI2016-154 - Internet connection records Last Updated: 15 February, 2017

208 KB [PDF]

FOI2016-159 Remuneration December 2016  
FOI2016-159 - Remuneration Last Updated: 1 January, 2017

206 KB [PDF]

FOI2016-160 Legal fees December 2016
FOI2016-160 - Legal fees Last Updated: 1 January, 2017

290 KB [PDF]

FOI2016-163 Secondments (outgoing)  December 2016
FOI2016-163 - Secondments (outgoing) Last Updated: 1 January, 2017

226 KB [PDF]

FOI2016-164 Acceptance of outside appointments December 2016  
FOI2016-164 - Acceptance of outside appointments Last Updated: 1 January, 2017

314 KB [PDF]

FOI2016-168 Disciplinary proceedings; social media December 2016
FOI2016-168 - Disciplinary proceedings; social media Last Updated: 1 January, 2017

285 KB [PDF]

FOI2016-171 Soma Oil & Gas January 2017
FOI2016-171 - Soma Oil and Gas Last Updated: 12 January, 2017

227 KB [PDF]

FOI requests in 2015

FOI number Subject Date of response FOI requests and answers
FOI2015-094 Searches March 2015
FOI2015-094 - Searches Last Updated: 11 February, 2016

213 KB [PDF]

FOI2015-097 Zero hours contracts January 2015
FOI2015-097 - Zero hours contracts Last Updated: 11 February, 2016

210 KB [PDF]

FOI2015-098 Social media misuse January 2015
FOI2015-098 - Social media misuse Last Updated: 11 February, 2016

204 KB [PDF]

FOI2015-099 Payroll giving February 2015
FOI2015-099 - Payroll giving Last Updated: 11 February, 2016

206 KB [PDF]

FOI2015-100 Interpreters February 2015
FOI2015-100 - Interpreters Last Updated: 11 February, 2016

204 KB [PDF]

FOI2015-103 ICT and training March 2015
FOI2015-103 - ICT and training Last Updated: 11 February, 2016

211 KB [PDF]

FOI2015-104 MLA restraint and confiscation March 2015
FOI2015-104 - MLA restraint and confiscation Last Updated: 11 February, 2016

330 KB [PDF]

FOI2015-107 Damages March 2015
FOI2015-107 - Damages Last Updated: 11 February, 2016

282 KB [PDF]

FOI2015-108 Casework statistics March 2015
FOI2015-108 - Casework statistics Last Updated: 11 February, 2016

390 KB [PDF]

FOI2015-113 Recruitment March 2015
FOI2015-113 - Recruitment Last Updated: 11 February, 2016

317 KB [PDF]

FOI2015-119 Bribery Act April 2015
FOI2015-119 - Bribery Act Last Updated: 11 February, 2016

209 KB [PDF]

FOI2015-121 Outsourced IT April 2015
FOI2015-121- Outsourced IT Last Updated: 11 February, 2016

207 KB [PDF]

FOI2015-123 Goods seized by Proceeds of Crime team April 2015
FOI2015-123 - Goods seized by Proceeds of Crime team Last Updated: 11 February, 2016

211 KB [PDF]

FOI2015-126-8 Interviews April 2015
FOI2015-126-8 - Interviews Last Updated: 11 February, 2016

235 KB [PDF]

FOI2015-129 Confiscation orders April 2015
FOI2015-129 - Confiscation orders Last Updated: 11 February, 2016

217 KB [PDF]

FOI2015-130 Searches May 2015
FOI2015-130 - Searches Last Updated: 14 October, 2016

212 KB [PDF]

FOI2015-133 Off-payroll arrangements June 2015
FOI2015-133 - Off-payroll arrangements Last Updated: 11 February, 2016

327 KB [PDF]

FOI2015-138 HR structure chart June 2015
FOI2015-138 - HR structure chart Last Updated: 11 February, 2016

223 KB [PDF]

FOI2015-139 Prosecution statistics June 2015
FOI2015-139 - Prosecution statistics Last Updated: 11 February, 2016

459 KB [PDF]

FOI2015-149 Compensation payments July 2015  
FOI2015-149 - Compensation payments Last Updated: 11 February, 2016

207 KB [PDF]

FOI2015-154 Parental leave August 2015  
FOI2015-154 - Parental leave Last Updated: 11 February, 2016

323 KB [PDF]

FOI2015-156 Official complaints July 2015  
FOI2015-156 - Official complaints Last Updated: 11 February, 2016

207 KB [PDF]

FOI2015-158 Confiscation and prosecution cost orders July 2015  
FOI2015-158 - Confiscation and prosecution costs orders Last Updated: 11 February, 2016

329 KB [PDF]

FOI2015-159 Serious Crime Prevention Orders September 2015  
FOI2015-159 - Serious crime prevention orders Last Updated: 11 February, 2016

289 KB [PDF]

FOI2015-160 Fraud for failure to disclose information September 2015  
FOI2015-160 - Fraud by failure to disclose information Last Updated: 11 February, 2016

281 KB [PDF]

FOI2015-162 Payments to UK law enforcement agencies August 2015  
FOI2015-162 - Payments to UK law enforcement agencies Last Updated: 11 February, 2016

304 KB [PDF]

FOI2015-168 Payments to the CBI August 2015  
FOI2015-168 - Payments to the CBI Last Updated: 11 February, 2016

206 KB [PDF]

FOI2015-171 Applications to freeze property September 2015  
FOI2015-171 - Applications to freeze properties Last Updated: 11 February, 2016

293 KB [PDF]

FOI2015-174/175/176 Restraint orders September 2015  
FOI2015-174 - Restraint orders Last Updated: 11 February, 2016

261 KB [PDF]

FOI2015-196 Section 993 of the Companies Act 2006 November 2015  
FOI2015-196 - Section 993 of the Companies Act 2006 Last Updated: 5 July, 2016

214 KB [PDF]

FOI2015-193 ICT & Procurement November 2015  
FOI2015-193 - ICT & Procurement Last Updated: 5 July, 2016

300 KB [PDF]

FOI2015-184 Not guilty pleas and wasted November 2015  
FOI2015-184 - Not guilty pleas and wasted cost orders Last Updated: 5 July, 2016

267 KB [PDF]

FOI2015-182 IT Department October 2015  
FOI2015-182 - IT department Last Updated: 5 July, 2016

307 KB [PDF]

FOI2015-220 Fraud reports February 2016
FOI2015-220 - Fraud reports Last Updated: 12 August, 2016

214 KB [PDF]

FOI2015-221 SFO casework February 2016
FOI2015-221- SFO casework Last Updated: 21 September, 2016

462 KB [PDF]

FOI requests in 2014

FOI number Subject Date of response FOI requests and answers
FOI2013-134 Self-reporting January 2014
FOI2013-134 - Self-reporting Last Updated: 11 February, 2016

32 KB [PDF]

FOI2014-002 Festive Celebrations January 2014
FOI2014-002 - Festive celebrations Last Updated: 11 February, 2016

33 KB [PDF]

FOI2014-007 Inspection Reports February 2014
FOI2014-007 - Inspection Reports Last Updated: 11 February, 2016

31 KB [PDF]

FOI2014-009 IT Software February 2014
FOI2014-009 - IT Software Last Updated: 11 February, 2016

32 KB [PDF]

FOI2014-014 TV Licences March 2014
FOI2014-014 - TV Licences Last Updated: 11 February, 2016

32 KB [PDF]

FOI2014-017 Laptops April 2014
FOI2014-017 - Laptops Last Updated: 11 February, 2016

30 KB [PDF]

FOI2014-018 Confiscation Order Data June 2014
FOI2014-018 - Confiscation order data Last Updated: 11 February, 2016

101KB [PDF]

FOI2014-019 Staff Bonuses April 2014
FOI2014-019 - Staff Bonuses Last Updated: 11 February, 2016

54 KB [PDF]

FOI2014-020 Company self-reports April 2014
FOI2014-020 - Company self-reports Last Updated: 11 February, 2016

30 KB [PDF]

FOI2014-021 Searches under the Police and Criminal Evidence Act May 2014
FOI2014-021 - Searches under the Police and Criminal Evidence Act Last Updated: 11 February, 2016

53 KB [PDF]

FOI2014-022 Resources/Costs for Kaupthing investigation April 2014
FOI2014-022 - Resources/Costs for Kaupthing investigation Last Updated: 11 February, 2016

32KB [PDF]

FOI2014-023 Deferred Prosecution Agreements: Code of Practice Consultation April 2014
FOI2014-025 Bribery Act 2010 May 2014
FOI2014-025 - Bribery Act 2010 Last Updated: 11 February, 2016

33 KB [PDF]

FOI2014-026 MINMET April 2014
FOI2014-026 - MINMET Last Updated: 11 February, 2016

31 KB [PDF]

FOI2014-027 Celtic Energy June 2014
FOI2014-027 - Celtic Energy Last Updated: 11 February, 2016

33 KB [PDF]

FOI2014-032 Data Storage July 2014
FOI2014-032 - Data storage Last Updated: 11 February, 2016

31 KB [PDF]

FOI2014-033 Staff Costs June 2014
FOI2014-033 - Staff costs Last Updated: 11 February, 2016

52 KB [PDF]

FOI2014-037 Procurement Expenditure July 2014
FOI2014-037 - Procurement expenditure Last Updated: 11 February, 2016

34 KB [PDF]

FOI2014-038 Civil Recovery Powers June 2014
FOI2014-038 - Civil recovery powers Last Updated: 11 February, 2016

33 KB [PDF]

FOI2014-040 Conviction Data June 2014
FOI2014-040 - Confiscation data Last Updated: 11 February, 2016

454 KB [PDF]

FOI2014-042 Domain Names July 2014
FOI2014-042 - Domain names Last Updated: 11 February, 2016

31 KB [PDF]

FOI2014-050 Senior Information Risk Owner (SIRO) July 2014
FOI2014-050 - Senior Information Risk Owner (SIRO) Last Updated: 11 February, 2016

32 KB [PDF]

FOI2014-052 Code of Practice for Deferred Prosecution Agreements consultation July 2014
FOI2014-054 SFO Costs August 2014
FOI2014-054 - SFO Costs Last Updated: 11 February, 2016

32KB [PDF]

FOI2014-063 Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005 October 2014
FOI2014-063 - Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005 Last Updated: 11 February, 2016

211 KB [PDF]

FOI2014-065 Diversity September 2014
FOI2014-065 - Diversity Last Updated: 11 February, 2016

305 KB [PDF]

FOI2014-069 Confederation of British Industry October 2014
FOI2014-069 - Confederation of British Industry Last Updated: 11 February, 2016

238KB [PDF]

FOI2014-070/76 SFO Confidential December 2014  
FOI2014-070/76 - SFO Confidential Last Updated: 11 February, 2016

290 KB [PDF]

FOI2014-071 TV Licences October 2014
FOI2014-071 - TV Licences Last Updated: 11 February, 2016

282 KB [PDF]

FOI2014-073 SFO payroll September 2014
FOI2014-073 - SFO payroll Last Updated: 11 February, 2016

357 KB [PDF]

FOI2014-077 MLA and overseas corruption cases December 2014
FOI2014-077 - MLA and overseas corruption cases Last Updated: 11 February, 2016

208 KB [PDF]

FOI2014-078 Production Orders November 2014
FOI2014-078 - Production Orders Last Updated: 11 February, 2016

295 KB [PDF]

FOI2014-080 SFO staff remuneration November 2014
FOI2014-080 - SFO staff remuneration Last Updated: 11 February, 2016

294 KB [PDF]

FOI2014-081 Staff absence, workplace assessments and adjustments November 2014
FOI2014-081 - Staff absence, workplace assessments and adjustments Last Updated: 11 February, 2016

323 KB [PDF]

FOI2014-085 Christmas parties December 2014
FOI2014-085 - Christmas parties Last Updated: 11 February, 2016

205 KB [PDF]

FOI requests in 2013

FOI number Subject Date of response FOI requests and answers
FOI2013-130 Office Space and Staffing January 2014
FOI2013-130 - Office space and staffing Last Updated: 11 February, 2016

33 KB [PDF]

FOI2013-134 Self-reporting January 2014
FOI2013-134 - Self-reporting Last Updated: 11 February, 2016

32 KB [PDF]