Fraud

Information about the counter fraud work at the Council as at 31 March 2016.

It should be noted that the Council's Fraud Investigation Team transferred to the Department of Work and Pension (DWP) on 1 July 2015 and the data below only refers to the period 1 April 2015 to 31 June 2015.

a. Number of occasions powers used to investigate:

  • Benefit Fraud - 0 occasions using the Authorised Officer Powers under the Social Security Fraud Act (2001)

b. Total number (absolute and full time equivalent) of employees undertaking investigations and prosecutions of fraud:

  • 1.40 fte (three members of staff)

c. Total number (absolute and full time equivalent) of professionally accredited counter fraud specialists:

  • 1.40 fte (three members of staff)

d. Total amount spent by the authority on the investigaion and prosecution of fraud:

  • £13,188 (financial year 2015/16)

e. Total number of fraud cases investigated:

  • 54 

f. Total number of cases of irregularity investigated:

  • n/a 

g. Total number of occasions which fraud and irregularity was identified:

  • Fraud - n/a
  • Irregularity identified - n/a

h. Total monetary value of a) the fraud and b) the irregularity was detected

  • Fraud - n/a
  • Irregularity - n/a

i. Total monetary value of a) the fraud and b) the irregularity was recovered

  • Fraud - n/a
  • Irregularity - n/a