CIPFA welcomes the launch of Home Office's anti-corruption plan

18-12-2014

CIPFA, the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy, has welcomed the launch of the UK’s first ever anti-corruption plan issued today by the Home Office. The anti-corruption plan names CIPFA’s Counter Fraud Centre (CFC) as the provider of counter fraud and counter-corruption tools for both local authorities and the public sector.

CIPFA’s CFC will now work to aid the Home Office in helping public services protect themselves from fraud, corruption and other crime by providing training and toolkits that place an emphasis on greater prevention and smarter enforcement.

Rachael Tiffin, head of CIPFA Counter Fraud Centre, said on the Home Office’s announcement:

“It is welcome news that the Home Office have launched an anti-corruption plan that will be instrumental in cracking down on fraud and corruption in the public sector. CIPFA are delighted that we have been recognised for having the right tools and training to tackle complex risks facing local authorities and the public sector.”

ENDS

Contact: Matt Patterson
Press office
T: +44 20 7543 5787
E: matthew.patterson@cipfa.org

Notes to editors

About the Counter Fraud Centre

CIPFA, the global expert in public finance management, launched the CIPFA Counter Fraud Centre (CCFC) in July 2014 to lead and co-ordinate the fight against fraud and corruption across the public services.

Headed by Rachael Tiffen, former Deputy Director of the National Fraud Authority, it is dedicated to helping counter fraud practitioners both here and abroad. It works to tackle fraud and assist the public sector to:

  • Save money by increasing organisations’ ability to detect, prevent and recover losses from fraud.
    Protect reputations by providing access to a comprehensive package of tools, training and consultancy to manage and minimise risk.
  • Develop valuable skills by offering new professional qualifications as well as CPD modules that explore the latest counter fraud threats and issues.
  • To achieve these aims, the Centre offers counter fraud practitioners a range of services:
    Through a subscription service, the Centre gives organisations across the public services everything they need to effectively combat fraud, including access to expert thought leadership, tools, regular updates on changes in the fraud landscape and the opportunity to share best practice.
  • The Centre is now supporting England’s counter fraud and anti-corruption strategy for local government, Fighting Fraud Locally.
  • The Centre has developed two new qualifications – the CIPFA Accredited Counter Fraud Specialist (CACFS) and the CIPFA Accredited Counter Fraud Technician (CACFT) – which are ideal for those wanting to strengthen their team’s skills, gain a professional qualification or build a new career in fraud.