A recent report prepared by the Audit Commission highlighted that local government detected some 107,000 fraud cases with a value of £178 million in 2012/13. Most of the non-benefit fraud was detected by a quarter of councils who are leading the fight against fraud. Somewhat surprisingly 79 district councils reported no detected fraud at all. Can this be correct? Is this suggestive of councils being unable to prioritise fraud and a lack of resources?
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