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Fraud and corruption in the construction sector

UK construction sector is ‘a building site’ for fraud and corruption

Jim Gee, Partner, National Head of Forensic Services
21/10/2021
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Our latest report shows just how significant an impact fraud is having on profitability and public trust in infrastructure projects. The report, in conjunction with the Centre for Counter Fraud Studies at the University of Portsmouth, shows that construction has a corruption problem on a scale that outstrips many other sectors.

We have examined the unique structural and cultural factors that make fraud and corruption in construction a particularly high risk. Using real examples from past projects in the UK and comparable projects abroad, we are able to uncover the extent of fraud losses and assess and recommend potential routes forward for private and public projects to better safeguard construction expenditure.

Read the full report to get a better understanding of:

  • UK infrastructure spending and risks
  • the grey zone of fraud and corruption in the construction sector
  • types of fraud and corruption in the construction sector
  • the potential cost of fraud and corruption in the construction sector
  • the options for combatting fraud and corruption in the construction sector
  • our conclusion and recommendation.

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Our report helps organisations asses the threat of fraud, placing you in a better position to anticipate the threats and opportunities.

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Jim Gee
Jim Gee
Partner, National Head of Forensic Services
London