Fraud is widespread. According to a recent BBC news article http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-36379546 fraud costs the United Kingdom £193 billion a year. When a fraud is committed against a company, private prosecutions can have a significant deterrent effect. A private prosecution sends a clear message to a potential fraudster that a company defrauded will take robust and decisive action. PPS is experienced in bringing prosecutions on behalf of companies. PPS is fully aware of the commercial and reputational considerations of concern to a company. We frequently advise on the best way to address these concerns.