Internal Audit - Anti-Fraud & Investigations Update
Decision maker: Audit Committee
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
The Committee considered a report from the Chief Internal Auditor on recent investigation work that his team had undertaken.
Eleven investigations had been initiated so far this year, two of which were ongoing. Details of investigations closed since the last meeting were reported. Possible Police action was awaited in respect of one of those investigations whilst in another though no impropriety had been found, changes to improve record keeping and transparency had been recommended. Of the two outstanding investigations, one involved disciplinary action being taken against the member of staff.
Online fraud awareness training had been launched and had been completed by over 300 staff.
It was also noted that the Benefits Investigation Team, established to combat Housing Benefit Fraud, had won the ‘Excellence in Anti Fraud’ category in a national award organised by the Institute of Ratings, Revenues and Valuations (IRRV). (Minute 681(a)/10 refers).
Resolved: That the report be noted.
Report author: David Dobbs
Publication date: 17/01/2011
Date of decision: 16/12/2010
Decided at meeting: 16/12/2010 - Audit Committee