The Audit Commission’s latest report reveals £178 million of fraud was detected by local government within the past year – from 107,000 cases.
Although the average value of a detected fraud increased by 15 per cent during 2012/13, the total number of detected cases has actually fallen by 14 per cent. The Audit Commission has also noted that just over three quarters of the non-benefit frauds detected during 2012/13, were uncovered through the efforts of just one in four local authorities – all mainly in London.
A link to the report Protecting the Public Purse 2013: Fighting Fraud against Local Government is attached here. To find out more about our ground-breaking anti-fraud work with Britain’s local authorities, click here.