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Fighting Fraud and Corruption Locally Strategy for 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. Local authorities continue to face a significant fraud challenge and while the official figures are dated the argument about protecting funds and vulnerable people remains. The National Fraud Authority estimated local authorities face the threat of £2.1bn fraud in a year in 2013. In fact, the Annual Fraud Indicator produced by Crowe Clark Whitehill estimates that figure may be as high as £7.8bn in 2017, out of a total of £40.4bn for the public sector as a whole).. The Government’s Economic Crime Plan states that the numbers of fraud offences rose by 12% during 2018 to 3.6 million – constituting a third of all crimes in the UK.

Download The Fighting Fraud and Corruption Locally Strategy for 2020

Working with local authorities to fight fraud

Cifas is committed to working with local authorities, and helping them in their fight against fraud. As such, we host the Board of the FFCL, and provide resource and infrastructure for the secretariat on a pro bono basis. Follow our LinkedIn Page to see the latest news on the work Cifas are undertaking with Local Authorities.

As credible and respected experts in counter fraud, Cifas works with local authorities and relevant senior stakeholders to provide improved data sharing and access to cross-sector information, enabling them to tackle fraud effectively through our links with national boards such as the Joint Fraud Taskforce (JFT) and the Joint Money Laundering Intelligence Taskforce (JMLIT). 

Cifas also provides the Protecting the Vulnerable service to local authorities, helping them keep safe the personal details of vulnerable people in their care who may be targeted by fraudsters. 

Working with Cifas is a recommendation in the FFCL strategy. 

Upcoming events

27 September
Local Authority Cifas Fraud Briefing 
Cifas offices 

For more information about these events please contact the secretariat.

FFCL’s Board 

The Board is made up of senior local authority representatives:   

For further information about FFCL please contact the secretariat.

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