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Date created: 7/03/2020

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 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 PDF (250KB)
Date submitted: 10/31/19

The strategy is designed to encourage prevention and to promote detection of both fraud and corruption against the City Corporation

It ensures the effective investigation and prosecution of offenders where appropriate and 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

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

Number of occasions the City Corporation has used powers under: 

Prevention of Social Housing Fraud Act 2013
2018-19 2017-18 2016-17
11 23 20

Council Tax Reduction Regulations 2013
2018-19 2017-18 2016-17
0 0 0

Social Security Administration Fraud Act 2001
2018-19 2017-18 2016-17
0 0 0

Number of employees undertaking investigations and prosecutions of fraud

Total number (absolute and full time equivalent)
2018-19 2017-18 2016-17
2.5 2.5 2.5

Number of professionally accredited counter fraud specialists

Total number (absolute and full time equivalent)
2018-19 2017-18 2016-17
2 2 2

Amount spent by the authority on the investigation and prosecution of fraud

Total amount
Action 2018-19 2017-18 2016-17
Investigation £119,700 £114,000 £109,504
Prosecution £23,851 £4,421 £19,933

Number of case investigated

Total number
2018-19 2017-18 2016-17
260 112 187

 

Raise your concerns

Report a suspected fraud in confidence.

Telephone
020 7332 3663 (24 hour confidential answer phone)

Post
Head of Audit and Risk Management
City of London Corporation
Guildhall, PO Box 270
London EC2P 2EJ

Before submitting your concerns

Remember to include all your personal details and the details of your concern.

To aid in any subsequent investigation, it would be helpful if you could tell us as much as you know about the issue, particularly if you choose to leave an anonymous message. Provide as many details as possible of what you have witnessed and/or heard. Where possible, include dates, times, places and people involved. All reports received are treated in confidence.