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The HM Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate (HMCPSI) review of leadership and management at the SFO was published on 22 July 2019. It can be accessed here.

Speaking about the HMCPSI review, Director of the Serious Fraud Office Lisa Osofsky said:

“I am grateful to the Inspectors for the time and care they took to immerse themselves in our organisation and analyse what they found – and also for their continued support as we improve our workplace.   

“This report doesn’t make comfortable reading, but it is necessary to understand where we are as we plan the route to where we want to be.  As the Inspectors acknowledge, a number of initiatives are already underway to address some of the concerns identified. A focussed programme of work is being developed, which will draw on the insights,  ideas and goodwill of colleagues across the business.

“I want everybody who works for the SFO to feel valued, to achieve their personal development goals and to be able to make their best contribution to our mission.”