Fraud against the Council

The Council can be exposed to fraud and corruption through a variety of internal and external sources. In 2016 the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) estimate that fraud costs local government approximately £2.1bn per year. Telford & Wrekin Council is committed to tackling fraud. We operate a zero tolerance on fraud, corruption and bribery.

Action is taken to prevent, detect and investigate all types of fraud to ensure that public funds are used for those in genuine need. Action includes prosecution against those committing fraud. Steps are also taken to recover any losses and where appropriate, receive maximum publicity to deter potential fraudsters. The Investigation Team, within Audit and Governance, investigate all aspects of fraud against the Council (local authority).

The following is a list of some of the common types of fraud that may be committed against the Council. This list is not exhaustive and there may be other ways in which fraudsters attempt to steal money from the local authority.

Last updated: 3.44pm on Monday 9 September 2019

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