National Fraud Initiative
We are required by law to protect the public funds we administer. We may share information provided to us with other bodies responsible for auditing or administering public funds to prevent and detect fraud.
The Audit Commission currently requires us to participate in its anti-fraud initiative. For this initiative, we are providing details of all Trade Creditors and employees, so that they can be compared to information provided by other bodies.
The Fair Processing Notice is below;
Fair Processing Notice
The Authority is committed to operating an effective Anti-Fraud and Corruption Policy designed to:
- Encourage fraude prevention
- Promote detection of fraud, and
- Support relevant fraud investigations where appropriate.
For the year ending 31st December 2014, the Authority has not undertaken any prosecutions for fraud.
Two investigations were carried out internally with the costs absorbed as part of normal business.
The Authority does not directly employ professionally accredited counter fraud specialists but is able to access this support if required through its arrangements with its external Service Provider. Assistance was provided to the disciplinary investigations at a cost of £257.70.
Details of the Authority's current Anti-Fraud and Corruption Policy can be found in our Key Documents, Strategies, Policies and Procedures page here: