Written Question on Action Fraud: Finance

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Date Title Questioner
19 Oct 2017, 12:20 p.m. Action Fraud: Finance Nick Thomas-Symonds


To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to the National Cyber Security Strategy, how much funding has been allocated to the Action Fraud helpline.

Answer (Caroline Nokes)

In November 2016 the Government published a new five year National Cyber Security
Strategy 2016 - 2021, which defines our vision and ambition for the future: a UK that is
secure and resilient to cyber threats. The strategy is being implemented through the
National Cyber Security Programme (NCSP), which allocates transformative investment to
lead government departments to support delivery of the objectives set out in the strategy.

In 2017/18, we have committed £30 million of NCSP money for law enforcement and
combating cyber crime. Of this, £4,801,300 has been allocated to the City of London
Police, which includes £3,200,000 funding specifically for Action Fraud.

In 2016/17, the City of London Police received £3,153,296 NCSP funding, of which
£2,775,000 was spent on funding for Action Fraud.

The Home Office also separately funds the Action Fraud/ National Fraud Intelligence
Bureau (NFIB) capability. In 2016/17 this totalled £7,443,000. £8 million has been
allocated to this capability in 2017/18.

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