Anti-fraud and corruption policy

Types and Impact of Fraud

4.1 Fraud detrimentally affects the Council , its ability to meet its objectives and impacts on its residents. It can:

  • Undermine the standards of public service that the council is attempting to achieve;
  • Reduce the level of resources and services available for residents; and
  • Result in major consequences which reduce public confidence in the Council.

4.2 A list of types of fraud that could be faced by the Council are contained within Appendix D. This list is not exhaustive but provides context on the impact fraud and corruption can have on the organisation and its ability to deliver its objectives.