Responding to COVID-19: insight, support and guidance

Support and resources

We have brought together a range of resources to help your organisation tackle fraud and corruption.

Code of Practice

The CIPFA Code of Practice on Managing the Risk of Fraud and Corruption sets out the five key principles required to create an effective counter-fraud response. It is supported by detailed guidance notes on how to apply the principles and an assessment tool to help you measure your organisation’s arrangements against the Code. 

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Counter Fraud and Corruption Tracker (CFaCT) survey

CFaCT is the annual survey of the fraud and corruption detected in local authorities across the UK. It is similar to the former Annual Fraud and Corruption Survey delivered by the Audit Commission and includes questions commissioned by the Fighting Fraud and Corruption Locally Board and the Home Office.

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Tackling Fraud in the Public Sector – a Local Government Perspective

Our latest research project was commissioned with the aim of improving awareness and generating new insights into counter fraud management in the public sector. Completed by Perpetuity Research, the research report is an in-depth look at fraud from professionals within UK local authorities.

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Combating Financial Crime: Practical Advice for the Public Sector (2020 Edition)

In 2020, CIPFA published a revision of its Combating Financial Crime guide. It updates public authorities on the latest money laundering regulations (including the 4th and 5th anti-money laundering EU directives) and draws on current best practices to prevent money laundering.

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COVID-19: protecting the local government sector supply chain from fraud

CIPFA has worked with the MHCLG and the LGA to produce an accessible reminder of the continuing risks to supply chains posed by fraud and corruption, many of which are exacerbated by emergency circumstances.

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Fighting Fraud and Corruption Locally

The Fighting Fraud and Corruption Locally strategy is the definitive guide for council leaders, chief executives, finance directors and all those with governance responsibilities. It includes practical steps for fighting fraud, best practice tips and insights into the anti-fraud and corruption landscape.

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Resources from the Competition and Markets Authority

Bid-rigging is a serious type of anti-competitive activity. It can drive up the prices of contracts for vital goods or services and deny purchasers from getting true value for money. The Competition and Markets Authority have a broad range of tools and advice to help you detect suspicious activity and avoid becoming a victim of bid-rigging. 

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