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Report fraud

UKRI views fraud as an extremely serious matter and we are committed to investigating allegations of potential fraud.

The term ‘fraud’ is used to describe acts such as:

  • deception
  • bribery
  • forgery
  • extortion
  • corruption
  • theft
  • conspiracy
  • embezzlement
  • misappropriation
  • false representation
  • concealment of material facts
  • collusion.

Where an allegation is proven, we will attempt to recover any lost assets and will take action against the offenders.

What you can report

You can report any suspected or actual attempts at fraud, bribery or corruption involving UKRI staff or grant funding.

How to report fraud

To report any fraud concerns, please contact the UKRI Counter Fraud and Investigations Service team.

Email or complete the online referral form.

You can report fraud anonymously. You do not have to give your name or contact details unless you want to.

How we will handle your fraud referral

A member of the UKRI Counter Fraud and Investigations Service team will be in touch within five working days to acknowledge your referral and advise on next steps.

Any information we gather as part of an investigation conducted by the UKRI Counter Fraud and Investigations Service team will remain confidential (to the extent possible for a thorough investigation).

Last updated: 12 December 2023

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