CIPFA names Coactiva as new partner for Counter Fraud Centre

07-01-2015

The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) has selected Coactiva as one of the founding partners of the CIPFA Counter Fraud Centre (CCFC), which is leading and co-ordinating the fight against fraud and corruption across public services.

CIPFA, a global expert in public finance management, launched the Counter Fraud Centre in July 2014. As part of the Institute’s commitment to fight fraud, CIPFA has been working closely with a range of stakeholders, including a number of founding partners, to develop the tools and training needed to more effectively tackle fraud in public services both in the UK and around the world.

Coactiva, part of the Callcredit Information Group, has been selected as a partner due to their specific expertise in and knowledge of data analytics.

Andrew Davis, Director of Public Sector, Coactiva said:

“We are delighted to be one of the founding partners of the CIPFA Counter Fraud Centre. Fraud is an issue that affects every honest citizen in the UK. Every pound we can help the public sector save by working with CIPFA and the public sector means more money for front-line services for those in need.”

Rachael Tiffen, head of the CIPFA Counter Fraud Centre, said:

“It is welcome news that Coactiva has become one of our founding partners. As the landscape changes and new threats emerge, public organisations are facing increasingly complex risks. But through pooling our resources by working together, we can develop new strategies to tackle fraud. ”

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Contact: Matt Patterson
CIPFA Press office
T: +44 20 7543 5787
M: + 44 7920 104 025
E: matthew.patterson@cipfa.org  

Notes to editors

About Coactiva part of the Callcredit information Group

Leeds head-quartered Callcredit Information Group launched its public sector business in 2011 and acquired Coactiva in January 2014 further extending the range of innovative products and services offered by Callcredit to the public sector.  Callcredit Information Group has been specified as an Anti-Fraud Organisation (SAFO) for the purpose of section 68 of the Serious Crime Act 2007.  This designation provides public authorities with a power under the Act to disclose information to Callcredit for the prevention of fraud, confirming that Callcredit is considered to be a suitable partner for this kind of data sharing. 

Established in 2001, with offices in London and Wales, Coactiva is a pioneer in bringing sophisticated, innovative ‘Big Data’ Analytics & Business Intelligence solutions into everyday use within many public sector organisations.

Coactiva combines Callcredit’s extensive public sector experience with technology leadership, providing the unique knowledge and insight to help make better, more responsible decisions - and make a real difference to public services.  Focused on the needs of local authorities and organisations within social housing, educational establishments, the emergency services, health and leisure, central government, communications and partnerships, Coactiva’s solutions are specifically designed to deliver real results for the public sector.

Coactiva’s leading edge approach to deploying consumer information can help plan resources, connect with residents, increase revenues and fight fraud locally.

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:

  • 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.