Fighting fraud and corruption locally

Credit Industry Fraud Avoidance System (Cifas) works with councils and relevant senior stakeholders to provide improved data sharing and access to cross-sector information, enabling them to tackle fraud effectively.


Cifas is the current secretariat for Fighting Fraud and Corruption Locally (FFCL)
Cifas is the current host of the secretariat for ‘Fighting fraud and corruption locally: the local government counter fraud and corruption strategy 2016 to 2019’ (FFCL). This strategy is aimed at council leaders, chief executives, finance directors, and all those charged with governance in local authorities. Everything about it is free, and it’s developed by councils for councils. FFCL sets out the approach local authorities should take, and the main areas of focus from 2016 to 2019 in order to transform counter fraud and corruption performance. It also contains major recommendations for local authorities and other stakeholders. It is produced as part of the Fighting Fraud and Corruption Locally initiative, a partnership between local authorities and key stakeholders, and succeeds the previous strategy, written in 2011.

Cifas Knowledge-hub Community of Practice
Full set of Fighting Fraud & Corruption Locally (FFCL) documents, templates, toolkits, newsletters, conference slides and access to the full FFCL library in a members only environment for like-minded counter fraud practitioners.

Fighting Fraud and Corruption Locally tools
England’s counter fraud and corruption strategy for local government The Fighting Fraud and Corruption Locally 2016–2019 strategy has been developed by local authorities and counter fraud experts. It is the definitive guide for council leaders, chief executives, finance directors and all those with governance responsibilities. The strategy includes practical steps for fighting fraud, shares best practice and brings clarity to the changing anti-fraud and corruption landscape.

Strategy for the 2020s launched 26 March 2020
Fighting Fraud and Corruption Locally 2020 is the updated counter fraud and corruption strategy for local government. It provides a blueprint for a coordinated response to fraud and corruption perpetrated against local authorities with the support of those at the top.