In Scotland we recognise the importance of working together
across organisational boundaries to protect our precious public
resources from the risk of fraud, bribery
Protecting Public Resources in Scotland sets out our five clear strategic objectives to deter, disable, prevent, detect and deal with fraud, bribery and corruption in Scotland. This strategy signals an enhanced emphasis on prevention as part of our efforts to combat money laundering, cyber-crime and other financial crime: to ultimately help achieve a more productive, cohesive and fairer Scotland.
This strategy forms an integral part of a commitment to ensure
our resources are protected for the benefit of the Scottish people,
that the efficiency of our public services are maintained in the
face of continued austerity. This all contributes towards this
Government's central purpose to create a more successful country,
for all of Scotland to flourish, through increasing sustainable economic growth.
We believe that a One Scotland approach is needed to deliver on our strategic ambitions, with all public sector agencies working together - recognising that all can and should make a contribution towards combatting fraud, bribery and corruption, across the public sector, the third sector, trade unions, businesses and communities.
Working in collaboration, we can create a partnership that continually improves our approach to Protecting Public Resources in Scotland.
Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Constitution and Economy
Cabinet Secretary for Justice