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Freedom of information request response - 06806

FOI request

FOI ID number
06806
Regarding
Fraud Investigation
Request

How many investigators are in your fraud investigation team?

Do you have a case management system used by the fraud investigation team?

If so who supplies it and what is the name of the system?

When does the contractual agreement to use the software expire?

What is the annual cost to use the system?

If you do not have a fraud investigation team, can you please inform me if you are part of a shared fraud investigation team, or if your fraud investigations are outsourced?

If they are outsourced can you please inform me who the fraud investigation is outsourced to?

Our response

Response

How many investigators are in your fraud investigation team?

The Council has had no dedicated Fraud Investigation Officers since the Single Fraud Investigation Service (SFIS) transfer in July 2015. Any possible frauds reported to or identified within the Council would initially be reviewed / investigated by an appropriate officer (e.g. Internal Auditor, Benefits Officer) and relevant action taken accordingly.

Do you have a case management system used by the fraud investigation team?
Not applicable.

If so who supplies it and what is the name of the system?
Not applicable.

When does the contractual agreement to use the software expire?
Not applicable.

What is the annual cost to use the system?
Not applicable.

If you do not have a fraud investigation team, can reviewed please inform me if you are part of a shared fraud investigation team, or if your fraud investigations are outsourced?

The Council is not part of any shared fraud investigation team. Any investigation needed would be dealt with as outlined above.

If they are outsourced can you please inform me who the fraud investigation is outsourced to?

See above comments.

Any additional information:

The Council produces an Annual Fraud Report which is taken to Accounts & Governance Committee each September. Fraud information is also published on the Council’s website as required by the Data Transparency Code.

Response date
27 March 2020