Anti-fraud and corruption policy

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Scope: This policy applies to all employees, councillors, contractors, partners, suppliers, consultants, residents and service users of the council.
Effective Date: November 2020
Review Date: November 2021 (or sooner if there are changes to legislation)
Approval: November 2020
Author: Head of Resources
Policy Owned by: Section 151 Officer
Statute:
  • Fraud Act 2006
  • Bribery Act 2010
  • Proceeds of Crime Act 2002
  • Money Laundering Regulations 2017 (as amended)
  • Prevention of Social Housing Fraud Act 2013
  • Local Government Act 1972
  • Housing Act 1985 and 1988
  • Theft Act 1968
  • Forgery and Counterfeiting Act 1981
  • Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (RIPA)
  • Criminal Procedures and Investigations Act 1996
  • Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (PACE)
National Standards and Guidance
  • Fighting Fraud and Corruption Locally Strategy 2020 (CIFAS)
  • Code of Practice: Managing the Risk of Fraud and Corruption (CIPFA)
  • A Guide to Understanding to Total Impact of Fraud 2020 (International Public Sector Fraud Forum)
  • UK Anti-corruption Strategy 2017-2022 (Home Office)
  • Counter Fraud Standards and Profession (Cabinet Office)
  • New Approaches in Tackling Tenancy Fraud (Chartered Institute of Housing)
Related Policies See Appendix B