HMCPSI has today published its Business Plan for 2019-20, setting out the key areas of work that the Inspectorate expects to undertake and giving some background on why they are priorities.

The purpose of HMCPSI is to inspect the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) and the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) and to produce reports that provide independently assessed evidence on performance that allows others to hold the two services to account. The reports are also intended to encourage performance improvements by the CPS and SFO.

This plan sets out the inspections that HMCPSI plans to carry out and start between April 2019 and March 2020.

To develop the plan for 2019–20, we sought feedback from our stakeholders. Consultation on a list of potential inspection topics took place during the fourth quarter of 2018–19 and we engaged with those we inspect who sit on our stakeholder advisory board. Although we are independent, we give weight to the views of our stakeholders and, as far as possible, incorporate those issues which we consider most in need of addressing when planning our inspection programme.

HMCPSI BUSINESS PLAN 2019-20 (525.39 kB)