With fraud losses of £2.1bn at local government level, it is money that local authorities can ill afford to lose. Fraud is a major risk to councils both financially and reputationally and should be considered a critical part of formal risk management processes.
TISonline Counter Fraud outlines the major fraud areas in local government as identified in the CIPFA Fraud and Corruption Tracker (CFaCT) survey, including some emerging issues, and suggests ways for practitioners to acknowledge, prevent and address fraud.
- Blue Badge fraud
- council tax fraud
- counter fraud in academies
- counter fraud in schools
- fraud and the planning regime
- housing and tenancy fraud
- insurance fraud
- procurement fraud
- right to buy fraud.
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