Fighting Fraud and Corruption in local government

Fraud costs local authorities an estimated £2.1bn a year, which could be recouped in part by making better use of information and technology says a new strategy launched by Marcus Jones MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State and DCLG Minister for Local Government.

Fighting Fraud and Corruption Locally is the new counter fraud and corruption strategy for local government published the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) and the CIPFA Counter Fraud Centre.  It recommends that local authorities should horizon scan and explore new areas and methods to detect fraud and corruption, including cyber and identity issues, and behavioural insights.  It also sets out key steps that councils should take, including making greater use of technological advances such as smart phone apps and e-learning, to boost local initiatives.

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