Fraud and investigations
Part of our work is carrying out reactive and special investigations. This occurs when someone raises a concern about potential fraud or where issues arise as part of our routine work.
We also undertake a programme of pro-active fraud checks targeting areas from our fraud risk register. The main areas we check are salary and overtime payments, internet and email use, procurement cards and high value payments to contractors.
We also use an email filtering service which quarantines emails containing inappropriate language and filters attachments.
The Council has an Anti Fraud and Corruption Strategy(pdf, 181KB) which sets out the arrangements in place to combat and deal with fraud and corruption. We undertake data matching exercises in accordance with the National Fraud Initiative.
The Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act (RIPA) legislates methods of surveillance and information gathering used in the effort to prevent crime and terrorism.
Download the prosecution policy here(pdf, 74KB)
Download the anti-money laundering policy(pdf, 102KB)
Fraud investigation manual
Download the fraud investigation manual(pdf, 571KB)