Responding to COVID-19: insight, support and guidance
In the light of the current COVID-19 emergency, robust frameworks for combating fraud have never been more essential.
On 5 May 2020, Laura Hough, CIPFA’s Head of Counter Fraud Policy and Strategy, hosted a webinar examining two complimentary frameworks aimed at local government: Fighting Fraud and Corruption Locally – A Strategy for the 2020s and the CIPFA Code of Practice on Managing the Risks of Fraud and Corruption.
This session featured Rachael Tiffen, Director of Local Government at Cifas and secretariat to the Fighting Fraud and Corruption Locally (FFCL) board, who shared her insights on the work behind the new strategy and its continuing importance to local authorities across the UK.
This was followed by an in-depth look at the CIPFA Code and the options for developing it further.
This webinar was the final in our current series examining fraud in local government.
The first was held on 31 March 2020 to mark the launch of the CIPFA Counter Fraud Centre's latest research report, Tackling Fraud in the Public Sector, which examines how local authorities are tackling fraud. You can access the research findings plus a recording of the webinar here: Perspectives on Fraud
The second took place on 21 April 2020 and featured Mark Cheeseman, Director – Government Counter Fraud Profession. Mark provided an overview of the government's response to COVID-19 and this was followed by a CIPFA-led discussion on specific threats and risk areas. You can access the slides and a recording of the webinar here: COVID-19 and the government's response