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Local Government Transparency Code - Fraud

The Council seeks firstly to prevent fraud and corruption but will take all action necessary to identify fraud if suspected and to pursue the recovery of losses and the suitable punishment of those responsible.

Local authorities must publish the following information under the Local Government Transparency Code 2014 about their counter fraud work:


The below figures relate to financial year 2018/19 (01/04/18 to 31/03/19)
Area Total/Amount
Number of occasions powers under the Prevention of Social Housing Fraud (Power to Require Information) (England) Regulations 2014, or similar powers have been used 7
Total number of employees undertaking investigations and prosecutions of fraud 1
Total number of professionally accredited counter fraud specialists 1
Total amount spent by the authority on the investigation and prosecution of fraud £17,473
Total number of fraud cases investigated 16


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