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Failures in ‘fundamental controls’ within Dundee City Council’s financial systems allowed a former employee to steal £1m from the authority, auditors conclude.
Cuts to trading standards services are leaving millions of older people at risk of fraud, according to Age UK.
A former civil enforcement supervisor at Reading council has been issued a 17-week suspended jail sentence after admitting to fraud.
The Government has been urged to reconsider its ID voting trials by campaigners due to the ‘tiny’ amount of electoral fraud.
Seven members of staff at Cardiff Council have been arrested on suspicion of fraud, the council has confirmed.
It is estimated that there could be over £25m worth of fraud being perpetuated by businesses falsely claiming Small Business Rates Relief across England.
A man who used forged university documentation to scam eight local authorities out of £45,000 in council tax has been jailed for 18 months.
A fraudster who used another man’s identity to gain a council job and home as well as thousands in benefits has been jailed, a London council has reported.
Councils are encouraged to sign up to a joint counter-fraud initiative with Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) investigators after a ‘successful pilot stage’.
Eight out of ten people believe elections are well run and free from fraud, according to research by the Electoral Commission.