Fraud Statistics

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Dear Highland Council,

Please provide under the provisions of FOI legislation

1. Does your authority have a Corporate Fraud Team, if so when was the team incorporated?
2. Details of the number of referrals received during the financial year 2016/17, this should include details of number of referrals with a breakdown of the type of suspected fraud e.g. Council Tax Reduction, Council Tax Discount, Blue Badge, Housing Tenancy Fraud and all other types of fraud or error or anything else investigated by the team.
3. Details of the value of fraud or error established during the financial year 2016/17, this should include details of fraud or error with a breakdown of the type of established fraud or error e.g. Council Tax Reduction, Council Tax Discount, Blue Badge, Housing Tenancy Fraud and all other types of fraud or error or anything else investigated by the team.
4. Details of the number of cases reported to the Procurator Fiscal for consideration of criminal proceedings. Again this should include a breakdown of the type of established fraud or error e.g. Council Tax Reduction, Council Tax Discount, Blue Badge, Housing Tenancy Fraud and all other types of fraud or error or anything else investigated by the team.
5. The number of employees dismissed or tendered their resignation either as a result of or during the course of an investigation.
6. I understand that Housing Benefit investigation is the responsibility of the DWP but believe that your investigations could also result in the identification of Housing Benefit fraud or error. Please provide a breakdown of any housing benefit fraud or error identified by your corporate fraud team.

Yours faithfully,

David C Rodger

Highland Council

Case Ref: HC0226-2413

 

Dear David C Rodger,

 

We acknowledge receipt of your request for information under the
FOI legislation received on  13/10/2017.

 

Subject:

Fraud Statistics

 

Request Detail:

Dear Highland Council,

Please provide under the provisions of FOI legislation

1. Does your authority have a Corporate Fraud Team, if so when was the
team incorporated?
2. Details of the number of referrals received during the financial year
2016/17, this should include details of number of referrals with a
breakdown of the type of suspected fraud e.g. Council Tax Reduction,
Council Tax Discount, Blue Badge, Housing Tenancy Fraud and all other
types of fraud or error or anything else investigated by the team.
3. Details of the value of fraud or error established during the
financial year 2016/17, this should include details of fraud or error
with a breakdown of the type of established fraud or error e.g. Council
Tax Reduction, Council Tax Discount, Blue Badge, Housing Tenancy Fraud
and all other types of fraud or error or anything else investigated by
the team.
4. Details of the number of cases reported to the Procurator Fiscal for
consideration of criminal proceedings. Again this should include a
breakdown of the type of established fraud or error e.g. Council Tax
Reduction, Council Tax Discount, Blue Badge, Housing Tenancy Fraud and
all other types of fraud or error or anything else investigated by the
team.
5. The number of employees dismissed or tendered their resignation
either as a result of or during the course of an investigation.
6. I understand that Housing Benefit investigation is the responsibility
of the DWP but believe that your investigations could also result in the
identification of Housing Benefit fraud or error. Please provide a
breakdown of any housing benefit fraud or error identified by your
corporate fraud team.

Yours faithfully,

David C Rodger

 

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Mr Rodger

 

Please see attached the response to your Freedom of Information Request
received on 13 October 2017.

 

Morag Creighton

Customer Services Officer

Business Support Team

Corporate Resources Service

Tel: 01463 702036

Email:[email address]

           [email address]

         

 

Unless related to the business of The Highland Council, the views or
opinions expressed within this e-mail are those of the sender and do not
necessarily reflect those of The Highland Council, or associated bodies,
nor does this e-mail form part of any contract unless so stated.
Mura h-eil na beachdan a tha air an cur an cèill sa phost-d seo a'
buntainn ri gnothachas Chomhairle na Gàidhealtachd, 's ann leis an neach
fhèin a chuir air falbh e a tha iad, is chan eil iad an-còmhnaidh a'
riochdachadh beachdan na Comhairle, no buidhnean buntainneach, agus chan
eil am post-d seo na phàirt de chunnradh sam bith mura h-eil sin air
innse.

Listening * Open * Valuing * Improving * Supporting * Partnering * Delivering
Èisteachd * Fosgailte * Luach * Leasachadh * Taic * Com-pàirteachas *
Lìbhrigeadh

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