Fraud

S43 of the Local Government Transparency Code 2014 requires local authorities to publish information about their counter fraud work.

This data is now available to download from Data Mill North.

The figures below cover the period 1 January 2014 to 31 December 2014.

Information which must be published

Number of occasions powers under the Prevention of Social Housing Fraud (Power to Require Information) England Regulations 2014 9
Employees undertaking investigations (FTE) 8
Professionally accredited Counter Fraud Specialists 7
Total amount spent by the authority on Investigation and Prosecution of Fraud £879,643
Total number of fraud/irregularity cases investigated 911

Information recommended for publication

Total number of occasions on which fraud / irregularity was identified 606
Total monetary value of the fraud/irregularity that was detected £1,629,956.86