The Internal Audit Consortium Manager presented a report summarising the results of CIPFA’s Fraud and Corruption Tracker survey, and the controls and procedures that the Council has in place to mitigate the risk of fraud.
The report noted that an estimated 80,000 frauds, worth a total value of £302m, had been detected or prevented across local authorities in 2017/18. It was also highlighted that the largest growing area of fraud was business rate fraud.
The fraud prevention measures put in place by the Council were detailed at paragraph 3.5 of the officer’s report.
* RESOLVED –
1. That the results of CIPFA’s Fraud and Corruption Tracker survey be noted.
2. That the fraud prevention measures put in place by the Council be noted.