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The City of London Corporation has a firm commitment to minimising the loss to the organisation and public purse resulting from fraud and corruption both internally and externally, and as such has an Anti-Fraud and Corruption strategy (247KB) endorsed by members of the Audit and Risk Management Committee, in order to assist in the achievement of these aims.

Anti fraud and corruption strategy

The Anti-Fraud and Corruption strategy is designed to encourage prevention and promote detection of both fraud and corruption against the City Corporation, whilst at the same time ensuring the effective investigation and prosecution of offenders where appropriate.

The Anti-Fraud and Corruption strategy sets out the expectation that Members, employees, individuals and organisations be honest and fair in any dealings they may have with the City Corporation, whilst also setting out the ways in which the organisation seeks to deter, detect, prevent and investigate allegations of fraud and corruption.

Suspecting of fraud?

If you have any concerns or suspect of fraud or irregularity you can report them can be reported, and our commitment to confidentiality.

Contact us if you have concerns or want to report a suspected fraud or irregularity. Any reports received will be treated confidentially in accordance with the City Corporation’s Whistleblowing Policy.

Anti-fraud investigation activities

As part of the Local Government Transparency Code 2014, the City of London Corporation is required, by law, to publish data relating to its anti-fraud and investigation activities.

April 2015 - March 2016

Covering period 01/04/2015 to 31/03/2016
Description Value
Number of occasions the City of London Corporation has used powers under the Prevention of Social Housing Fraud Act 2013 21
Number of occasions the City of London Corporation has used powers under the Council Tax Reduction Regulations 2013 0
Number of occasions the City of London Corporation has used powers under the Social Security Administration Fraud Act 2001 0
Total number (absolute and full time equivalent) of employees undertaking investigations and prosecutions of fraud 2.5
Total number (absolute and full time equivalent) of professionally accredited counter fraud specialists 2
Total amount spent by the authority on the investigation and prosecution of fraud Investigation £101,835 Prosecution £83,356
Total number of fraud cases investigated 111

April 2014 - March 2015

Covering period 01/04/2014 to 31/03/2015
Description Value
Number of occasions the City of London Corporation has used powers under the Prevention of Social Housing Fraud Act 2013 7
Number of occasions the City of London Corporation has used powers under the Council Tax Reduction Regulations 2013 0
Number of occasions the City of London Corporation has used powers under the Social Security Administration Fraud Act 2001 3
Total number (absolute and full time equivalent) of employees undertaking investigations and prosecutions of fraud 2.5
Total number (absolute and full time equivalent) of professionally accredited counter fraud specialists 2
Total amount spent by the authority on the investigation and prosecution of fraud Investigation £85,346 Prosecution £56,308
Total number of fraud cases investigated 110

April 2013 - March 2014

Covering period 01/04/2013 to 31/03/2014
Description Value
Number of occasions the City of London Corporation has used powers under the Prevention of Social Housing Fraud Act 2013 5
Number of occasions the City of London Corporation has used powers under the Council Tax Reduction Regulations 2013 0
Number of occasions the City of London Corporation has used powers under the Social Security Administration Fraud Act 2001 0
Total number (absolute and full time equivalent) of employees undertaking investigations and prosecutions of fraud 2.3
Total number (absolute and full time equivalent) of professionally accredited counter fraud specialists 2
Total amount spent by the authority on the investigation and prosecution of fraud Investigation £102,214 Prosecution £2,570
Total number of fraud cases investigated 80

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