Some key lessons for the future have been distilled as stand-alone case studies – find out how this work may be replicated locally, drawing on the experience of those councils that have benefited from the Counter Fraud Fund to date.
Find out more about partnership and collaborative working; sharing data between departments and councils; driving change to improve detection rates and increasing awareness and effectiveness in investigations and recover losses.
Also read about councils’ experiences of dealing with some of the major issues they were confronted with setting up and delivering these new initiatives; dealing with software issues; delays in procurement; issues with data matching and staff retention meaning the scope of the project sometimes needed to be changed.
These are shared below so that others can be aware of potential difficulties, and how these may be overcome, mitigated or avoided.
Counter fraud hub
Acknowledging and mitigating the risk of fraud and corruption is critical to sound financial management and ensuring that every pound spent by local councils supports the communities we serve. Activities to reduce vulnerability to the risks of fraud and corruption are critical to reduce incidences in our supply chains. The LGA’s dedicated Counter fraud hub houses all the latest reports, guidance, case studies and templates to help support and assist your council in the fight against local government fraud and corruption.